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Lou Marvin


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July 7, 1937 - November 2, 2018Louis Alan Marvin was born July 7, 1937 to Lyle "Joe" Marvin and Cora "Pat" Marvin in Long Beach, CA. At the age of 5 when his dad was a lay pastor at a small church in Seal Beach, CA Lou asked Jesus into his heart. Shortly after that the family pulled up roots and moved to Winona Lake, Indiana where his dad went to seminary. They lived for a few years in Rittman, Ohio and then moved to San Bernardino in 1950, where his dad pastored the Grace Brethren Church. He attended both Sturges and Arrowview Jr. High and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1955. He attended Valley College for 4 yearsfirst getting an AA degree in Music, then another AA in Electronics.During his last year at Valley he began dating Carole Bond whom he met at church. They were married by Lou's dad in 1961.After college he got a job with North American Aviation, Autonetics Division in Anaheim where he advanced quickly from electronics technician to engineer. Lou also got his ham radio license (WA6CAW) at the end of high school and loved working with anything that involved electronics. He was the go-to guy whenever anyone's TV had problems. Sometimes it only took a whack in the right spot to get it working again. Through the years Lou loved serving the Lord in the churches he attended as pianist, organist, soloist, Deacon, Board member, AWANA leader, Sunday School helper, sprinkler repairman and of course sound system repair. He loved working with children and seeing them learn to love Jesus.In 1976 he moved back to San Bernardino and opened a CB Radio shop named MARCOM Electronics at Waterman and 7th Streets. During that time he attended Southern Illinois University extension at Norton AFB where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education. He operated MARCOM for 8 years then went back to working in various aspects of the electronics industry.Lou had a great and very dry sense of humor which endeared him to his friends and family. Recently he enjoyed putting jokes on Facebook every day. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but they are thankful that he is now happy and healthy with Jesus.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole, two sons David (Tami) of Redlands, Donnie (Lori) of Hayden, Idaho and daughter Cyndi Johnson (Barry) of Highland plus 7 grandchildren, Danae, Janise, Karissa, Makayla, Wesley, Emily and Kaylee. He had waiting for him in heaven his parents, his brother Lyle and a niece and nephew. A Celebration of Lou's Life will be held Saturday, November 10th, 10 am at Immanuel Baptist Church in the Chapel, 28355 Baseline St., Highland, CA 92346. A reception will follow at Valencia Lea Mobile Home Park.In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Immanuel Baptist ChurchAWANA in memory of Lou Marvin.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Nov. 8, 2018
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