TINSLEY, MARVIN H. "MARV", of Coral Gables, FL died Monday April 21st, 2014 following a very lengthy illness. Born in Ft. Pierce, FL, Marv graduated from Miami Senior High School. Following his graduation, in 1942, he voluntarily joined the army and served in the 351st infantry regiment; serving the entire duration of WWII (from 1942-1945) in Italy, France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded The Purple Heart for his bravery under fire while serving a tour in Italy. After his return from the war, Marv attended The University Miami and later graduated from Stetson University where he remained active in Stetson Athletics. An accomplished businessman, he spent most of his years as an advertising executive in radio sales and at Tinsley Advertising. An avid fisherman and past president of Rod and Reel club, Marv was an active member at The University Club, The Riviera Country Club, and The Ocean Reef Club, among many others. The treasured husband of Sandy Tinsley for 45 wonderful years, Marv was a man, who was definitely one of a kind, and will be deeply missed. In addition to Sandy, Marv is survived by daughters Jeannie (Howard) Duncan and Melody, grandchildren, Christopher and Brittany, sister-in-law, Dorothy Gary, brothers-in-law, Don and Brent Cooper, and several nieces and nephews. Sandy wishes to thank their loyal housekeeper, Alicia and handyman, Ricardo for their many years of love and caring for Marv. At Marv's request, there will be no funeral services held. There will be a memorial service held at a later date.
Published in Miami Herald on Apr. 23, 2014