- Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
Frank Edwin Marvin passed away Saturday morning April 30, 2011 at the age of 86. He was born in Sacramento, California to Mamie and Frank Sr. on October 27, 1924. One of Frank’s proudest moments was serving his country as a US Navy radio operator assigned to a little known branch of the service called the Armed Guard during World War II. The Armed Guard consisted of gun crews and communication personnel assigned to US Merchant Marine ships responsible for transporting troops and supplies. After returning home to Mare Island in the Bay Area, he elected to attend college using the GI Bill and obtained a degree in Business Administration from Berkeley. While attending school, he met and married his wife Mary Joan Buchenary. They were married at the Carmel Mission Chapel in 1953. Frank and Joan made their home in Los Altos, California. Frank worked for the 3M Company for 39 years, eventually retiring as the Western Regional Sales Manager of the 3M Dental Products Division. Frank traveled the world, was an avid reader, and long time volunteer with the El Camino Hospital Road Runners in Mountain View. He assisted people in need of medical care with their transportation needs. He spent the last three years of his life in Solana Beach, California to be near family. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving, honorable, and generous man who will be dearly missed. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Joan in 1993 and is survived by his daughters Kathryn Nielsen (Kurt) of San Diego, California and Jacqueline Dehlendorf (Scott) of Bozeman, Montana, as well as three grandchildren Charles Nielsen, Amanda and Kaetlin Dehlendorf. Services were held May 16th at St. Simons Chapel in Los Altos. www.spanglermortuary.com.