BERKSHIRE — Jordan M. Marsha, age 23, lost his lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Jordan was born Aug. 18, 1991 in Burlington the son of Wendy Marsha and Randy Parker.
Jordan was a 2009 graduate of BFA St. Albans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, and playing his guitar. Jordan was simply impossible to ignore. With a perpetually sly smile, he made sure he was the center of attention. He was high-minded, authentic, and old-fashioned. He lived each day with a restless impatience, constantly reinventing himself. His daily life was full of misadventure with a plausible rationale for every one of his questionable actions. He was a hapless romantic, with deep love for his dog, his family, his friends, his healthcare providers, and his women… in that order. He will be forever remembered for his shameless, mischievous, and gut-busting sense of humor. His antics are legendary. Jordan wanted to make a difference. Please share your love of him by encouraging the gifts that make each one of us special and unique; then do something utterly hysterical for some unsuspecting soul!
He is survived by his mother, Wendy Marsha and her partner, Brian Tatro, of Berkshire; his father, Randy Parker and his partner Gloria of Burlington; his siblings, Eric Marsha and his girlfriend, Leigh Ann Supernault, of Swanton, Felicia Belknap and her husband, Eric, of St. Johnsbury, Randy Johnson and his girlfriend, Brittney Lewis, of Winooski, and Amanda Johnson of Winooski; step-siblings, Tiffany Couture and her husband, Brian, of Enosburg, Derek Tatro of St. Albans, and Brian Tatro of Georgia; his maternal grandmother, Joan Demag and her husband, Albert, of Jericho; paternal grandmother Beverly Terrier and her husband, Gary, of Middlebury; and maternal great grandmother, Helen Pecor of Essex; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins including, Justin and Anne Marsha of West Virginia, Trevor and Liz Marsha of Fairfax, Evan Marsha and Hillary Bessette of Franklin, and Jeremy and Jennifer Pratt of St. Albans. Jordan was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Charles Marsha and his wife, Teresa Tilton; and his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Parker.
Jordan’s family would like offer a special thank you to his friends, Tracey Wagner and Janice Belrose-Airoldi.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Lyle Willey officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.
For those who wish, contributions in Jordan’s memory may be made to the Vermont Children’s Hospital, ATT: Cystic Fibrosis, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. Messages of condolence may be sent to Jordan’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.