Olney Marvin E. Olney, 81, of Delaware, OH, passed away February 20, 2013. Marvin was born in Grove City, OH on July 7, 1931. He was a retired Fire Chief with 48 years of service, specifically 33 years Franklin Township and 15 years at Perry Township. Marvin was a devoted and active member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (Great Lakes Division), Ohio Fire Chiefs Association, Central Ohio Fire Chiefs Association, Franklin County Fire Chiefs Association, Central Ohio Retired Firefighters 4 Unit, International Association of Arson Investigators, past Director of Ohio Arson School, Director Emeritus, and Advisor to NAS-T, member of Southgate Potter Lodge F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner member. He is preceded in death by his wife Sally Lou, parents Oliver P. and Elma (Schlosser) Olney and great-granddaughter Elle Jane Meyer. Surviving family includes, son, Michael (Kathryn) Olney of Delaware, OH; granddaughter, Cara (Brad) Meyer of Minster, OH and their children, Emma, Jack, Audrey, Grace; grandson, Ryan (Renee) Olney of Delaware, OH and their children, Brendan, Elyse, Tyler and Colin; sister, Bonnie (Dick) Miller; and brother, Melvin "Butch" (Sue) Olney. Visitation will be held from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH. Funeral service will be conducted by Chaplain Larry D. Baker at 1 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street, Grove City, OH 43123, with additional visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Grove City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Ohio Arson School Marvin E. Olney Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 204, Commercial Point, OH 43116. The family would like to thank Dr. Erin Bertino and her team of The Ohio State James Cancer Center, Home Reach Hospice and the staff of the Kobacker House. Messages of condolence may be shared with family at www.NewcomerColumbus.com.
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3393 Broadway Grove City, OH 43123
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2013