Joseph Burton Marvel II

Georgetown, Delaware

Nov 14, 1943 – Nov 27, 2017 (Age 74)


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GEORGETOWN - Joseph Burton "Butch" Marvel, II passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, following a short stay at Delaware Hospice in Milford. Butch was first diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma in 2012 and was later found to have Merkel cell cancer. Doctors called him a "medical...

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My sympathies to the Mavel family. About 1970 was my first recollection of Butch - I was playing in a pickup basketball game at DT&CC. I had previously played in north New Jersey where I grew up. Most Sussex players were so much faster than I, that it seemed I was playing in slow motion. Butch was playing point guard, and unlike me, he was faster and more adept at his basketball skills so that he excelled. He really was good with a basketball!

Butch was always a mentor to me and others, always going beyond was expected of him being a friend of the family and playing football and other sports in high School. With my brothers then being a coach to my brother and I later on at Central, When I heard of his passing all I could think of was Butch doing sprints on the old high school football field like he did so many times Godspeed to my friend!

Sue,Holly, and family,
Butch was something special to me at that age when a boy wants to participate in sports and wants to figure out what it takes. One of the very best coaches and mentors for that time was Butch. He was always upbeat and encouraging. You didn't do anything wrong you just had to do it better and he would show and explain. Grier was funny with his ragtag comment. What I always remember is years ago there were a bunch of us ragtag kids hanging around Georgetown on...

May you Rest In Peace

Sue, Holly and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May your memories be of comfort to you in the days ahead. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Butch-1961 yearbook

Butch was REAL, and that's what I loved about him.

The Marvel's were always my neighbors and remember when Holly watched me when I would walk home with Shannon. I always enjoyed playing as a kid and my dad and Butch would pull us kids around on the sled during snow days. When I would go over I always remembered Butch doing his crosswords and wouldn't stop working on until he finished it. I will also remember him when he was my teacher at SCHS. Butch was a good athletic person who will be missed by many and I know it won't be the same from my...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Ken & Carol Lingo