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Maynard L. Morvay

1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences

Maynard died peacefully on January 30, 2017 at the age of 90 in Redlands, California. He was born February 22, 1926 to Gertrude and Stephen Morvay in Los Angeles, California. Maynard graduated from Eagle Rock High School in January of 1943, joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hancock in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war he returned to Eagle Rock and graduated from Occidental College in 1950. He married Eve Emigh in 1947. He worked as a teacher of the deaf, a speech therapist, and a school administrator. He obtained an MA degree in School Administration from CSULB in 1958, and developed programs for deaf and hard of hearing children in the Centralia School District to serve children from many districts in North Orange County. The family lived in Newport Beach, California.
Soon after his retirement in 1984, he moved with his wife Ruth to Mammoth Lakes, California to pursue his love of fly fishing in mountain streams and lakes. He returned to So Cal in 1998 to care for his 95 year old father. Other retirement interests included reading and viewing programs about scientific advances and history, attending theater and concerts, visiting museums, square dancing and travel to Europe, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Costa Rica and camping in many locations, but most of all, he loved family gatherings and spending time with friends. He walked his dog every day as long as he was able and enjoyed what he called 'puttering around' in his garage.
Maynard is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ruth; daughter Torrey Ebaugh (Mark); sons Chip Morvay (Patricia), and Scott McConnell (Janice); his six grandchildren, Danielle, Ryan, Richie, Jack, Trent, and Brennan and seven great grandchildren, Castina, William, Breanna, Teagan, Alanna, Clare and Lexie. His family loved him dearly and will miss him always while knowing he was always very proud of them. Maynard would be honored by donations to any scholarship fund or your own favorite charity. A celebration of his life is planned for February 18th in Highland, California.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2017
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