September 9, 1934 - December 25, 2020
Marathon, New York
December 25, 2020
September 9, 1934
Homer, New York
Richard A. Marvin, age 86, lost his life due to complications from COVID-19 on December 25, 2020, in Cortland NY.
Richard was born on September 9, 1934 in Homer, NY to parents Alvin and Grace Marvin. He graduated from Homer High School. He was a long-term self-employed farmer and a retired employee from school bus driving for Marathon and truck driver for Tuscarora Plastics in Cortland.
Richard was a dedicated son, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Richard was treasured, adored and liked spending time with his family and friends. Richard enjoyed playing cards with his family, helping his friends from Cortland Faith Baptist Church, hunting, fishing, golfing, maple sugaring, bowling and square dancing. His family and friends will always remember Richard as a hard-working and caring person.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Grace Marvin; Sisters, Edna Marr and Florence Cox; brothers, Gerald Marvin and Raymond Marvin; Sister, Gertrude Morehouse; brother, George Marvin; sister, Alberta Lamb; wife, Evelyn Marvin; Step-daughter, Donna Bell, and daughter, Mary Standish.
Richard is survived by his step-son David Meade of Weedsport; his daughters, Nancy (Stephen) Moore of Marathon and Allison Yerdon of Clyde; his son, Gregory Marvin of Cortland; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private memorial celebration of life for Richard at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone for their cards, calls and support during this difficult time, Pastor Dave Coy from Cortland Faith Baptist Church in Cortland, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, and Blauvelt Funeral Home of 625 Broad Street in Waverly for their assistance and compassion.
From: Rick Bell
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Richards family, times like these are extremely hard and holiday seasons seem to make matters worse, I would also like to let the family know that I am available for whatever is needed, whether it’s someone to talk to or just a shoulder to cry on, so sorry for your loss
From: Roger Asay
We lost a great man this day! Praying for an easy journey to family on the other side! I look forward to seeing you again some day! Thank you for your influence on my life here!
From: Kevin & Yvonne Moore
Love and prayers to the whole family.
From: Frank Lawson
My memories of Richard and Evelyn will forever be etched in my heart. A great, hard working, eager to please family man who taught everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be greatly missed.
From: Steve Welch
uncle dick was my favorite uncle. I used to spend time there when I was trucking in the area and I always got cards from them on holidays. wished I could have seen him in later years, but I quit trucking out that way. here are payers and thoughts from me and my brother Pat. may God bless all. sincerely. Steve Welch
From: Michelle Hitchcock-Wallace
Sending my condolences , thinking of you all. I wished I had got to know many of my Mom's( Joan Cox Hitchcock) family. I have heard many great memories but sadly I didn't live near by. Rest in peace Great Uncle Dick.
I will miss you my friend!
From: Gary Lawrence
We needed help and you answered that call. God put you on this journey with us, I only wish we had more time to be together. What a blessing you were, Until we meet again, Rest In Peace. Gary