Marvin Fink
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Marvin Fink, 77, wonderful husband of Roberta ''Bobbie'', nee Dubofsky; loving father of David (Kim Clark), Beth (Mike) Gilford and Joel (Suzy); cherished grandfather of Lainie, Erin, Josh and Seth Gilford and Lindsey, Charlie and Jason Fink; fond brother of Florence (George) Stein, Ada (Max) Kraus and the late Louis Zitch; adored brother-in-law of Paula and Carl Resnick; dear son of the late Sam and Sonia Fink; exceptional uncle, cousin and friend to many. Marvin will be remembered for his kind and charitable nature, his wonderful sense of humor and his attempts to make the world a fairer place. Synagogue Service 11 a.m. today at The Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. Interment at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bobbie and Marv Fink Family Liver Center, 840 Wood, Suite #1020-N, Chicago, IL 60612-7323 or The Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation. For Info: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home 847-255-3520 or
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 20, 2006.
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Dear Family of Marv Finks,

Our families were competitors for many years. It was always respectful and good.

If we got caught short, Marv always seemed to have 40,000 lbs on hand to ship...usually same day.

Please know our condolences are with your family at this time.

From people who love the smell of molton aluminum and always will...Zinc Big!

Suzanne Carroll Grace

On behalf of Donald Carroll (From the Big Ocean in the Sky) and Family
Suzanne Carroll Grace
February 25, 2006
Dear Bobbie and family,
We were so sorry to learn about Marv's recent passing in the press. Our sincere condolences and loving thoughts go out to you all as you mourn the loss of your dear, vivacious, generous and most loving husband, father, uncle and brother in law.
Hermine and Mike Leiderman
February 25, 2006
John Walker
February 24, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the whole family.
Richard Ramis
February 22, 2006
From all of us at the North American Die Casting Association, we send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy.
February 21, 2006
Dear Bobbie and family. We are sorry for your loss. Marv was a super person and a wonderful human being. He was an inspiration to all that had the privledge to knew him. I know how much he suffered before his passing, and hope that now he can rest in peace. Our very best to you on this most difficult of times.
Don Lewis
February 21, 2006
February 21, 2006
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Staff of Caudle Manufacturing Co.
Frank Caudle
February 21, 2006
As a patron of Three Oaks' Acorn Theatre, my sympathy to David Fink and family.
Lynne Oberman
February 21, 2006
Dearest Bobbie and Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear about Marv's passing. He will always be remebered by us as a dedicated suplier, a mentor of the highest standards, and most of all--a friend. We often recall his generous spirit and unique sense of humor. Marv had an inate ability to make everyone feel good about themselves. We have so many wonderful Marv stories, from the "little people" to an awesome Neil Diamond birthday concert! Please be assured of our prayerful support during this most difficult of times. XOXO
Rick and Dot Rogel (Empire Die)
February 20, 2006
Marv had and continues to have a LOT of admirers--and that's truly everyone who knew him. All of us will savor the time we had the fortune to spend with him.

I’m certain that each of us has special incidents that we have recounted in recent days. I have compiled a few of these memories that I believe best illustrate the unique personality of this dynamic person, whether he was part of your family or a friend.

Mr. Fink’s humor was obviously one of his best characteristics, recognizing that in every situation, whether serious, situational, observational, or reflective, there was always room to end a story, an anecdote, or lesson on a high note. Often times, following his trail of reasoning left you on a rollercoaster of emotion, but more times than not, he left you with a smirk or smile at the end of your discussion.

My memories include the exuberance he had for competing with Joel at tennis-ball or basketball, always coming in from outside, after the sun went down, with an eloquent story of how he won, or lost by just a fluke of luck, paralleling his accomplishment or defeat with that of the great moments of sports from so far back in history, that no one could possibly refute the truth to the story or not, or perhaps it was a more current event, for which it was apparent his delusional retrospect was beyond the bounds of reality. Nevertheless, you always knew, he truly loved the time spent with his youngest. Despite the length of the day, the events going on in his life, it was his baby, at 6’4” tall, 200+ pounds, that was cherished in every special way a father could love his own blood.

We all have our special memories of Marv. I hope we all take a moment to reflect this wonderful, warm, funny human being. For to reflect is to remember a great man, a man who gained our respect from his dedication to Bobbie, his family, his business, his friends made over a lifetime and those who he encountered through the many events that we all partake in in our busy lives. He remains a part of each of our memories. For those that knew him, he will certainly be missed, but will never be forgotten, which is truly a great honor for a person, to have others who will never forget their presence on earth, no matter how long or when they were here.

- Glenn Guttman
Glenn Guttman
February 20, 2006
David, we are so sorry for your loss. Our very best wishes to you, Kim, and your entire family. You're all in our thoughts.
Debra Pickett and Roy Johanson
February 20, 2006
Dear Bobbi and Family,
Adrienne and I were saddened by your loss.

Marvin was always such a joy to be around. To see him in the Bards Room with his undying love for our Sox was inspiring.

We are so glad that he lived to see a World Series Championship.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.


Marvin and Adrienne Heiman
marvin heiman
February 20, 2006
I want to offer my condolences to Bobbie Fink, as well as the entire family, friends and community of Marvin Fink.

My fond memories of Marvin Fink are of him wearing a referee's shirt, with a whistle on it, during the golden days of the MJ era. In the owner's club room over dinner, Mr. Fink would say, "I'm ready to go. Those refs get the calls wrong, I'm going in there!"

I also liked seeing him being quoted in the Chicago Tribune the day after his White Sox won the World Series.

I was able to see a lot of Bulls & White Sox games for free because of Marvin's generousity. I gained a lot of unreplaceable memories because of attending those sporting events and I am gratfeul to Mr. Fink for those too.

In seeing the kind of man his son (and my friend) David Fink is, I know the kind of man and father that Mr. Fink was and I am also thankful for that to.

I am thankful to have been exposed to the cheerfulness, honesty and humor that Marvin Fink gave to the world.

I also appreciate the wonderful life that Mr. Fink was able to experience. May we all be as blessed in life and in the joy of living life as Marvin Fink was.

God speed and Mazel Tov!
Jonathan Pitts
February 20, 2006
To Bobbie (Mrs. Fink), Joel, Beth, David and the entire Fink family: My deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of Marv. Through all the time I knew him, starting when I was a child and then later as an adult, he always had such a pleasant demeanor, great sense of humor and real zest for life. I know you all will miss him dearly--I will too, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Van Stamos, MD
February 20, 2006
We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We trust you will find hope and comfort in the midst of your sorrow.
Mark Sweatman and Staff; Dynacast, Inc
February 20, 2006
Dear Mrs. Fink,
I'm so sorry for the loss of Marvin. I know he was dear to you. It was a great pleasure to take care of him in the GI LAB. I will NEVER forget him and of course you. I will pray for you for strength.
Love and sympathy,
Chris (the blonde)
Christine Barnabee, RN,BSN,CGRN-GI LAB @ UIC
February 20, 2006
All of us at LUND Mfg. send our sincere and deepest regrets to the family of Marvin Fink.
Randy Lund
February 20, 2006
All my condolences to Bobby and entire family. Heard to late to attend funeral.
broken heart....
samuel shaw
February 20, 2006
The words of your children at the funeral truly described a wonderful person.
We have been touched personally but the generousity and joy of your family.
Marcia/Alan Cahn
February 20, 2006
David and family;
We just found out about your dad. Our sympathies for you and your family.
Dennis Scott
Thom Day
Dennis Scott
February 20, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Marvin was truly a gentleman and will be missed. He will always have a special place in my heart. May he rest in peace.
Christine Gneiding
February 20, 2006
Sincere condolences to all the Fink family on Marvin's passing.
I have many fond memories of coming to Marvin's office 30+ years ago, when I was new to the industry, and hearing wonderous tales and recollections of himself and his contemporaries who gave the metal business it's incomparable reputation.
Marvin was a charming man and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Peter Faber
Peter Faber
February 20, 2006
Bobbie and family our deepest condolences.We are very sorry for your loss.
Alan & Magda Hoffman
February 20, 2006
Dear Bobbie & Family:

On behalf of the entire Mann family, neighbors of yours for many years in Lincolnwood, I extend our deepest condolences to you all on Marv's passing. We wish during these trying times, you will be strengthened by the support of your friends, family and neighbors. We hope you'll be able to draw upon the many fond memories of Marv to comfort you in the days ahead.


Dave Mann
Dave Mann
February 20, 2006
We just heard the news while attending the CEO Conference and are sorry we will be unable to attend the services. Marv was a wonderful person and we will miss him.

Gamco Products Company
Ron & Libby Smith
February 20, 2006
I was shocked to hear of Mr. Fink's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great person.
Judy Truskolaski
February 20, 2006
I am truly sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and organization during this time.

Troy Cain
Troy Cain
February 20, 2006
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Marvin's family in this time of sorrow.
RK Whitehead
February 20, 2006
From Allied Metal Company
Chattanooga Plant
Marvin will be missed more than words can say. He was a wonderful man to work for. He was also a true friend. If there is anything we can do for the family please call on us. We love you. Employes at Allied Metal Company. Chattanooga
Jerry Hass
February 20, 2006
With expressions of love and sympathy to Bobbi and her family for this sad parting. We shall always hold, very dear, the memories we made with Marvin and celebrate the privilege, that has been ours, to have known him. Our lives have been touched by his kindness and we too, shall miss him.

Remembering Always,
Mark, Donna, Jared and Callie Simpson
February 20, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Marv was a great guy whose quick wit and caring nature will be truly missed. May God bless you.
Terry McCarter
February 20, 2006
just heard the news--sorry we can't be there. I will miss Marv's telephone answering messages.--and his wonderful smile.

phyllis and marvin eisenberg
phyllis eisenberg
February 20, 2006
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