Uncle Marvin; I know how happy you must be to be with Aunt Jeannie once again. I am glad you can be so happy together again and now it can really be forever.
You always had a word of wisdom or strong encouragement that encouraged me to do or be something more than average...something better. You and Aunt Jeannie always set a wonderful example of how to be good friends, great relatives and wonderful people.
I admired and appreciated your work with kids and sports programs of all sorts. You knew and demonstrated just how much can be learned from comraderie and competition of any kind. Your example led me to play, referee, umpire, coach and administer youth sports and I know--not unlike you knew, in the end, I got more out of it than the kids. I will never forget your leadership, encouragement and support.
I miss you terribly and wish my son and daughter had the chance to know and appreciate you the way Bert and I did. You were always a wonderful inspiration. At the same time, you never let us settle for second best.
I remember when I was first taller than you. You made a very big deal about it. I had never thought about how tall you were or were not. I could simply not see past your fierce pride and loving heart.
In retrospect, I remember how small and frail you came to be. I will never forget being at your funeral and thinking about the condition your body finished in. I am warmed though with the knowledge that your heart and soul were every bit as strong as they ever were though.
For those who knew you, we mourn your loss. Despite your physical stature, you will always be a giant of a man.
Our loss is so very much Jeannie's gain.
Rest well and give my love to my Mom.
Thank you for everything