Marvin Selcer Siegel
Age 76, died suddenly on November 18th. He is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie Siegel, his devoted children, son Dan Siegel (Lisa Langer), daughter Larissa "Lara" Siegel, and his adoring grandsons, Jacob and Ben Siegel, his step-daughters Anne Scholes, Sara Myers (Thane) and their children, Jake and Tess Restaino, Tegan and Cole Myers, his sister Rhoda Samuels (Peter), sister-in-law
Eleanor Coffman and his niece, Rachel Goldberg (Jason) and nephews David Coffman (Heather) and Rabbi Joshua Samuels (Nicole). Marvin was predeceased by his first wife
Marvin was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and graduated from University of Michigan as a proud ZBT. He was introduced to California by his cousins Bernard and Charlotte Siegel. Once he came to attend Stanford Law School he moved to Menlo Park permanently.
Marvin established a well-re-spected law practice, Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure and Flegel. He was a past president of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and served on the board of Congregation Beth Am, JFCS and
Sinai Memorial Chapel.
He took up bike riding midlife and biked until the week before he passed away. He was an avid sports fan, in particular the SF Giants and Michigan Wolverines. He and Bonnie loved to travel together. Due to his enjoyment of gadgets and photography, he owned several cameras with which he took thousands of pictures although few were seen by his family. He was an avid bridge player and spent time in Palm Springs with his family from Minneapolis.
He was an honest, ethical, smart, decisive and trusted advisor, loving, goofy, gadget loving, family man. His twinkle and special presence will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. Like his father, he was a giant of a man committed to his community and family always thinking of future generations.
The family prefers contributions to: Congregation Beth Am Fund for the Future, JFCS Jerrell Siegel Home Health Care Fund or the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.
Services will be held 11:00am Tuesday, November 20 at Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA with interment to follow at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, CA.
Services under the direction of Sinai Memorial Chapel, Redwood City.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 19, 2012