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Marv "Mike" Gellman

Marv Gellman was a public relations genius. He was deeply respected throughout the industry and enjoyed renown as Vice President and Director of Media Relations of Ketchum PR.

A native New Jersey boy, Marv loved the Boss as well as the Beatles. He was a drummer in the "garage rock" band The Beachnuts, which recorded songs that attracted devoted followings for many years. Marv was so thrilled when the band reunited a half-century later and performed at The Wonderbar in front of a large crowd.

Marv was a tremendous supporter of his wife, Rebecca's (Garfein) distinguished cantorial and concert career. He was a trusted advisor and devoted fan. They had a beautiful marriage for 19 years.

Marv was a fabulous father and leaves behind Andrew (Erica), Steven, (Jennifer), Max and Jake and grandchildren Zach and Ella. He was a loving brother Larry (Susan) and their children Hunter and Evan.

Marv fought a hard battle against leukemia for 4 years. Throughout he was incredibly courageous and deeply concerned with how everyone else was faring. A true gentleman, his kindness, caring and love of Congregation Rodeph Sholom will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83 Street in new York City on Thursday, September 14, at 12pm, noon. Interment will follow the service at Sons of Israel Cemetery, Englishtown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Rodeph Sholom's General Music Fund: https://rodephsholom.org/give/ways-to-give/ or Weill Cornell's Leukemia Fighters: https://cornellleukemia.com/leukemia-fighters/
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 13, 2017
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