Robin Marsh

Obituary of Robin Marsh

Robin Walton Marsh, 70, of Duluth died at home on Monday, May 22, 2023.

Robin was born to Margaret “Margie” Pauline Blegen and Lucian “Lu” Walton Marsh in Duluth, MN on November 15, 1952. His early years involved moving with his parents’ work, eventually settling in Duluth and then Esko, MN. He attended Denfeld High School and graduated from Esko High School in 1971, then attended Staples Area Vocational Technical Institute for photography from 1971 to 1972.

In 1974, he married Linda Uber in Biwabik, MN. He worked various jobs over the years, including cameraman for KBJR; security at the Holiday Center; cleaning crew at Radisson Hotel; tool maker for Diamond Tool and Horseshoe Co.; and maintenance at Duluth Housing Authority, Fitger’s Brewery, and At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Cafe. Robin made friends wherever he went. He was generous and enjoyed bringing joy to others, especially through art. He was intensely human: flawed and complicated but always loving. He enjoyed music and dancing; walking the city and hiking the woods; swimming in Lake Superior at Park Point; reading, especially history and humorous science fiction; and creating art from found objects, signing them “Nibor” and placing them in public locations. He was a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community and the anti-war movement.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his younger half-brother, Jon Vork.

He is survived by his sister, Lee Ellen (Dennis Sauve) Emanoff, and older halfbrother, Richard (Clara) Marsh; sister-in-law, Angie Vork; children, Elizabeth (Marcia Hayes) Marsh, JohnPaul Marsh, and Colleen (Sean) Gordon; niece, Liza Jane Vork, and nephew, Adam (Tracy) Emanoff; grandson, Ezra Chatterjee; ex-wife, Linda Marsh; stepfather, Bob Vork; girlfriend, Bridget Peterson; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held in the near future in Duluth. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Robin’s name.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Robin
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Duluth