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Of West Palm Beach, FL, and Farmington Hills, MI, died on October 29 at the age of 94. Marvin was the beloved husband of Elaine Swade Allen for 68 years. Marvin and Elaine began their married life in California, where Marvin served for nearly four years as an Army Staff Sergeant during World War II. Marvin and Elaine came back to the Detroit area, he went on to earn a business degree from Wayne State University, and passed the CPA exam. He worked in the retail furniture business, and eventually became owner of his own upscale furniture store. Upon retirement, Marvin split his time between Florida and Michigan. Marvin is survived by his wife, Elaine; his sons, Bruce (Christine) and Richard (Trisha), and four grandchildren, Marc, Brooke (Michael Kent), Rachel and David. Marvin was an avid fisherman, enjoyed tennis, golf, and socializing with lifelong friends. He will be remembered for his humor, good nature, and as being a kind gentle soul. He will be missed. Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 1, 2012 1:00 PM at I.J. Morris Funeral Directors, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 with interment to follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, West Palm Beach. Contributions in Marvin?s memory may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County.
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2012