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Marvin Pearlman

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May 17, 1929 - June 2, 2015 The world was made a better place on May 17, 1929 when Marvin Pearlman was born in Brooklyn, NY. His loving parents Fay and Ruby were simple people who made a good life for their son, Marvin and daughter, Annette. Although they had little money, they were rich in family and Jewish heritage. The Pearlman clan gathered often for Friday night dinners and Jewish Holidays. These were some of his fondest memories as a child, so much so, he counted his cousins amongst his closest friends. His sister, Annette is 6 years younger and adored her big brother and often had crushes on his friends. At age 12, the Pearlmans moved to Connecticut for work. Although, traumatic at the time, they settled in. Marvin attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Communications. After college, he worked for the Hartford Courant newspaper. While working for the newspaper, a friend set him up with Lynn who was in town and staying at her sister Marla's. They were married November 10, 1951 in Springfield, MA. He served 2 years in the Marines during the Korean War having been discharged as a corporal. Their first son Ross was born at Camp Lejeune, NC in 1953. They then headed west to California. They settled in and Barry and Mitchell were born shortly thereafter. His first job in California was in accounting for a candy company he would buy many years later. He ultimately landed a job at a company soon to be known as Globe A-1, where he became VP and owner. Eventually he sold his interest and began building a new company that would later become A-1 International Foods. With his sons Ross and Mitchell by his side, they grew this company to employ 1000 employees by 1999. The company was soon to be sold and he retired and yet, he always stayed connected to the food industry. At the time of his death, he was booked on a trip to NY to receive the "Hall of Fame" award from the Specialty Food Association. Upon retirement to Palm Desert full time, Marvin and Lynn began to donate their time building Gilda's Club of Desert Cities, a cancer support community. They traveled the world together, to all of the continents, for 62 glorious years, until Lynn passed in 2014. Even after he lost the love of his life, he continued to travel the world with his sons and their families. Nothing gave Marv more pleasure than spending time with close-knit family. He loved his business, his travel, and the casino. He loved his friends. He loved his family. He loved his life. Sadly, his wonderful life came to an unexpected end on June 2, 2015. He will be missed deeply. He leaves behind his children, Ross (Mickie), Barry (Cathy), Mitchell (Elizabeth), his nine grandchildren, Berrie (Ben), A.J. (Lisa), Jared (Rachel), Savannah (and their mother Allyson), Brianna (Brennan), Austin, Rachel-Leah, Chad and Faith and his two great grandchildren, Ryland and Oliver. He also leaves behind his loving sister and her family, his many cousins and his nieces and nephews. We love you Marv! Have a nice trip. At Marvin's request, any donations may be made to: Gilda's Club Desert Cities 73555 Alessandro Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 5 to June 7, 2015
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