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Marvin Max Chesler


08/10/1930 - 07/29/2015 Obituary
Marvin Max Chesler Obituary
Marvin Chesler left this world and his many friends on July 29, 2015. He lived a very fulfilled life as a legendary "car man" in Bakersfield for over five decades.
Marvin was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up with his family there during his youth. In the early 1950's he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served in the Korean War conflict. He would later begin to sell cars and would move to Vallejo, Calif. where he met his beautiful wife to be, Dolores. Later, they would move to Bakersfield in the 1960's and Marvin would start his career as a respected automobile businessman who would touch many lives and car owners in Bakersfield. His founding of "Marvin Chesler Leasing Company" made him proud. He would also enjoy golf with his buddies and would even become a Board Member of the Bakersfield C.C. I am sure there are many classic stories to be told during those golf links!!
Marvin made great friends along the way. Harold Meek (Kay), Doug Hoff and Jim Clark (Evi) would be come his soul mates. Mike Clark, Phil Amenta, Dr. Mel Cochran, Dick Strickland and Kirk Sorenson would also share the antics and good times with Marvin. Leon Thomas, a Korean War veteran would befriend Marvin in his last years, George Ogden, would be a loyal neighbor. Richard and Claudia Russell, Pat and Mary were also great neighbor friends. They all will be honorary pallbearers.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores, and love of his life (for 38 years) in 2003.
He is survived by his stepson, John (Danny) Hefner and his brother Peter Chesler and his wife Sandy, and his nephews Mark and Ron.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 6 at 9:30 AM at Greenlawn Cemetary at River Blvd and Panorama Dr.
No flowers, but do bring some fond stories to share. Marvin would really enjoy that!!
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 5, 2015
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