I had the pleasure of meeting Marcel and spending some time with him while on a cruise in January 2013. My wife and I were on a tour with him, and from that point on, we went on tours together, explored Naples for a day when my wife was ill on board with a cold, and had many of our meals together.
Everyone was surprised with how fit he was (he out walked us in Istanbul!) and the appetite he had (the picture below was at Burger King and merely an appetizer before hitting the buffet back onboard the ship!).
Marcel suggested taking a trip and we were hoping to get together one last time, I am sad to see that we won't be taking that trip, but I do feel fortunate to have had the chance to meet and spend time with him.
My condolences to his family and friends. Marcel was a wonderful man.