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Marvin E. Schulman


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Marvin E. Schulman Obituary
March 8, 1932 - March 24, 2017 Marvin Edward Schulman passed away peacefully at his home on March 24, 2017. He was born March 8th, 1932 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, son of Samuel Schulman and Nettie Lentz Schulman, brother of Stanley and Richard Schulman. He grew up in West LA, attending local schools and went to junior high at the former Pasteur Junior High School. He spent four years at Hamilton High School, where his favorite teacher was Anita Risdon, who was a progressive, culturally-aware teacher of the Spanish language and culture. He attended UCLA (class of '56) and served two years in the US Army at a basic training company at Fort Ord, CA. He spent his graduate year at USC. He taught for LAUSD as a teacher for 36 years, and, after retirement, as a mentor for new teachers for 20 years. The subjects he taught included international relations, US history, Spanish, English, American literature, among other subjects. He was well remembered by his many students and colleagues. Throughout his long career, he volunteered in many political campaigns, including Roz Wyman for City Council, Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy for President, Tom Bradley for LA mayor, and Dianne Feinstein for governor and U.S. Senate. Upon retiring in 1993 from LAUSD, he served two years as field representative in the LA office of Senator Feinstein. He volunteered in both of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns and his last local election campaign was to elect David Ryu for City Council in the 4th District. Marvin maintained a longtime interest in the history of the Lentz family on his mother's side and the Schulman family on his father's side as a sort of family historian. He kept many friendships from his long career in education, particularly from Westchester High School and Pacoima Middle School, and his political activism in Democratic and progressive circles. Marvin is survived by his son Eric Robert Schulman, as well as his former spouse Garry Lynn Diamond. Eric is married to Caroline Virginia Cox and they have one daughter, Emily Anne Schulman of Alexandria, Virginia. He is also survived by his longtime friend Dante Camargo. Marvin asked that any donations made in his memory be made to the California cultural institutions that he supported and enjoyed throughout his life like LACMA, the Autry, the SFMOMA, the DeYoung Museum, and the Huntington Museum. A memorial gathering will be held at 2pm, Saturday, May 6th at Friendship Hall in Griffith Park.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2017
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