Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Marvin Shefsky

  • AGE

    75

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    10:00 AM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Via Zoom. See Obituary below.

  • PLACE OF BURIAL

  • DONATIONS

    • OBITUARY

      The funeral will be livestreamed via Zoom. Click HERE to view the funeral live.

      Meeting ID: 811 0021 5802
      Passcode: 679758

      Marvin Shefsky, 75, unexpectedly passed away on April 22, 2021 at his home in Sandy Springs, GA. Physical limitations had been slowly creeping up to him over the last several years but he passed peacefully in his sleep.

      As a child, Marvin grew up in Nyack, NY and was the youngest child of Isidore and Dorothy. His family was in the dry-cleaning business where the roots of his strong work ethic began but also his motivation to think outside the box.

      Marvin was a decorated Air Force veteran and college graduate. His early career as a salesman for educational training courses helped open his eyes to the needs that could be filled by the right placement of information. He was able to take the structure and foundation of the material he was selling and channel it into the trucking industry where he created his first directory in the late 1970s. That directory was the ultimate starting point for what turned out to be his life’s work as a publisher. Marvin paved his own path. At the height of his success he was printing two hundred thousand trade magazines a month that reached all corners of the US. He ran a family business for 30 plus years and operated it with integrity and respect.

      Marvin met the love of his life, Penny, in 1971 and they were married within months of meeting. They were making plans to visit Israel to celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year. Penny’s influence on Marvin was very evident as she helped wrangle in his creative ideas and helped to bring structure to not only his life, but their business as she was an integral part of the company’s success. Marvin was very good to his employees and took a lot of pride in grooming his children, Andy and Jenny to be a part of the family business which set the course for their successful careers.

      Marvin’s love for his family was unwavering and fortunately, he wasn’t afraid to express it. He leaves behind his wife Penny, son Andy (Jessica) and daughter Jenny (Nate) Browne, sister Cheryl Samet and cherished dog Stella. Marvin had four grandchildren who were the light of his life, AJ, Troy, Sylvie and Ellie. Nothing made Marvin happier than watching his grandsons play tennis and nothing made him prouder than watching his children become parents. Marvin was the visionary of all visionaries, a man who possessed the rare combination of a balanced head and heart. He will be missed by many as he was as genuine a human being as you’d ever meet.

      The funeral services will be graveside at 10AM EST on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs.

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    • The Dressler Family

      May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

    • Cathy Deal

      Pen, didn't you just call me the other day to ask if I would be a bridesmaid for you and Marvin? Then he and young Andy came to the Final Four in Minneapolis to see Andy's beloved Hoosiers play. My alumni parents, who came with me, so enjoyed that weekend with both. Fast forward to IU's surprise run to the Championship round in '92 in Atlanta, when Barb, Dick, and I joined you all there and at the lake for the best of times. Marvin gets the award for Most Patience by a Non-Hoosier, putting up with our Hoosier Hysteria antics. Yet Marvin savored equally Jenny's enthusiasms; watching him watch Jenny and Lucky's equestrian jumping and water-skiing (Jenny, not Lucky) was such fun. So many great memories to cherish; may these and others be a comfort.

      May 02, 2021 , 11:30 PM


    • Peter MacDonald

      Penny, Coach & Jenny, My deepest condolences to your family on Marvin's passing. Marvin, Penny & family welcomed me from Canada to Roswell, generously shared your home & LakeHouse with me & I will always have wonderful memories of all. May Marvin rest in peace. Sincerely, Peter MacDonald

      April 30, 2021 , 08:29 PM


    • Paula Lee Andrese

      Penny, Jenny, and Andy... my heart aches for the gaping void Marvin's presence has left in this world. He left, albeit a little unexpectedly, knowing that, with his treasured partner in this world, Penny, his children and grandchildren have a strong foundation of family values and a very strong work ethic. I'm confident Marvin's transition was peaceful and that he's cruising the heavens in a Rolls Royce Dawn with the top down. It's good to be King. I'm also confident that Marvin hopes that in time the sadness of his loss in this world is replaced with laughter and fond memories as you share Marvin stories with the grandchildren. Penny, I can't even imagine. Hugs and lots of prayers to all, Lee

      April 29, 2021 , 10:13 PM


    • Machelle & Bob Loudon

      We send our most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Marvin was such a lovely man and we will never forget the kindness he showed us through the years. He made us laugh and we cherished the love he shared with you Penny. He will be missed. Much, much love.

      April 29, 2021 , 01:15 AM


    • Larry Goldstone

      So sorry to hear about Marvin’s passing. He always brought a smile to my face when I saw him. Best wishes to Penny and the family.

      April 27, 2021 , 12:16 PM


    • Dianne and Don Jaslow

      Penny, Andy, Jenny, We were so saddened to hear about Marvin's passing yesterday. We send you and the entire family our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Dianne and Don

      April 26, 2021 , 06:49 PM


    • Rhonda McClendon

      Penny so sorry to hear about Marvin. You,Cheryl and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers.

      April 26, 2021 , 05:05 AM


    • Claire Bradley Velten

      To Penny and family, I am deeply sorry for the loss of Marvin. He was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed. It was my great pleasure and honor to work with Marvin one on one, twice a week for Pilates/PT. He always came into the studio waving to everyone and with a big smile on his face. He was such a hard worker and always wanted to push himself to get better. Whether we were working on leg strength, shoulder mobility, or balance, he always gave his all and was never afraid to try something new. Of course we had some great conversations and laughs during our workouts. Marvin was so proud of his family and children and was always wanting to share their latest achievements. A favorite memory of Marvin that truly captures his spirit is when he taught me the word "schvitzing." We must've been working hard that day! We both had a good laugh at my expense as he considered completely making up a new definition of the word to confuse me, though he ended up telling me the true meaning in the end. Mondays and Fridays at 10am will not be the same without Marvin. Sending love and peace to his family.

      April 26, 2021 , 02:34 AM


    • Barry and Barbara Klein

      Dear Penny, Andy, and Jenny Our heart goes out to you. We have many fond off memories of Marvin Love, Barry & Barbara

      April 26, 2021 , 12:12 AM


    • Nora Floersheim

      Penny, Steve and I were so very sorry to hear about Marvin. I loved his spirit and am glad that I was able to see him when we were at the J. May his memory always be a blessing for your family.

      April 25, 2021 , 10:50 PM


    • Genee & Lennie Jacobs

      Dear Penny, We are sending you lots of love and our heartfelt condolences The wonderful memories that we have of Marvin will live in our hearts forever He truly was a unique gem of a man who brought a smile each time we were with him Funny , witty , smart & never afraid to speak his mind and always fun to be around He brought love & joy to all those fortunate enough to have known him. May his memory be for a blessing, With love, Genee & Lennie

      April 25, 2021 , 08:20 PM


    • Stephanie Kusilka

      So many Loved ones in this one picture !!

      April 25, 2021 , 07:30 PM


    • Stephanie Kusilka

      I am honored to say I’ve known Marvin my entire life. To me he was always the cool cousin. Anyone that knew Marvin knew he had a heart of gold.I have so many memories of fun family lake trips. They are times that I will never forget . Marvin was so loved by all and was always the life of the party.I love you all so much and am looking forward to seeing you very soon.This picture isn’t very clear but it sure means a lot to me.

      April 25, 2021 , 07:22 PM


    • Marcia Isaacson

      Penny and Family, I loved seeing Marvin around the Blue Stone. Hew was so sweet....his warmth and kindness will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy.

      April 25, 2021 , 05:49 PM


    • Lesli Zinn

      I so wish I could have been there with you all but appreciate being able to be there even virtually. There is not enough space to share all the wonderful memories I have of Marvin. I’ve known him since 10yo— when he was the boyfriend Cheryl and I would giggle about visiting Penny at the lake. He soon was just part of the family and I always thought he would just be here forever. My earliest memory of him was him blow drying my hair for my Bat Mitzvah— my own personal Vidal Sassoon. He played so many roles in my life, including the friendliest videographer anyone could have at my wedding, fastest water ski driver and fearless boat captain, even when we were lost. I will always remember him greeting us at the lake with the biggest smile and greatest bear hug. I have always seen his humor, kindness and loving spirit in his kids. Like all of us, I will miss him so much and am really looking forward to being there with you in all in person ry soon. Love you all so much!

      April 25, 2021 , 04:49 PM


    • Phyllis and Matt

      Penny and Family, We are so saddened to hear of Marvin’s untimely passing. May his memory be a blessing in all the days ahead.

      April 25, 2021 , 04:16 PM


    • Tony Emanuel

      For 35 years I have known Marvln and he was simply an amazing person. There was never an occasion that was too challenging. His confidence was unstoppable! From the challenges on investments, business, or life he always had a good solution to try. Marvln was always very funny and his jokes and emails were legendary. He would always ask why something couldn’t be done in a different way to produce a much better outcome. Marvln played tennis for many years and the times played together we’re always competitive and fun loving. If the match was turning south he would always have an idea to try to turn the tide. When Andy finally beat him he told me it was the changing of the guard! One of the most legendary Halloween parties was held at Marvln and Penny‘s house In NorthCliff many many years ago. It is always been perhaps one of the best parties I’ve ever been to and well remembered. Our investment actions, tennis matches, and jokes and phone calls are over but your memory will last forever!

      April 25, 2021 , 04:04 PM


    • Julie Loftis

      I have wonderful memories growing up with Jenny at the Shefsky’s house, where they made me feel like I was part of the family. When I think about Marvin, what comes to mind is that he always had a smile on his face. He was kind and thoughtful and fun and had lots of patience, particularly when it came to water ski lessons. I fell time after time and he never gave up trying to teach me to ski. He would coach and encourage me to try one more time. I never did get up on those skis but his memories and how he made me feel will forever be in my mind and heart. Marvin touched my life and the lives of many others, and his memories will continue to make us smile. I want to send the entire family lots of love, and healing thoughts and prayers.

      April 25, 2021 , 03:31 PM


    • Craig Burks

      Marvin was a great man!! Loved by many!! He will be missed!!

      April 25, 2021 , 03:19 PM


    • Lauren Soriano

      That was a beautiful service. We will miss Marvin’s face at the office. He always came in with a smile and asked about everyone. He was always kind and sincere. My thoughts are with your whole family. I am so sorry for your loss.

      April 25, 2021 , 03:07 PM


    • Michael Linden

      marvin and i were friends from the twenties until now. we played sports against each other with the requisite competitive spirit which included plenty of psychological taunting. afterwards we were friends again and go on our merry ways. marvins parents were like my second set of parents. they would treat me as one of the family. marvin and i were like brothers going and doing everything together until we got married and then remained friends. i remember going to marvin and pennys wedding at the temple in hollywood. as well as going to andy and jennys weddings. he and penny came to our kids wedding was well. we kept up by either visiting in atlanta or miami and by phone calls or those emails. my favorite email is of chuck berry and still have it today. now i have something concrete to remember marvin by. i know he was a wonderful father grandfather and husband. he never stopped talking about his kids and grandkids and penny was right there to express the same when we talked by phone. i will miss him and my condolences go to you penny and the family. we want to remember all the wonderful times we had together with marvin and it will bring a smile to our faces. love mike and maureen

      April 25, 2021 , 02:57 PM


    • Joel and Margaret Breiner

      Penny, Andy and Jenny we are so sorry to hear the sad news about Marvin's passing. He was a truly unique and special individual loved by everyone who knew him. Please accept our warm and sincere condolences for your loss.

      April 25, 2021 , 02:41 PM


    • Leslie Sherman

      May Marvin’s memory always be a blessing. I will keep y’all in my prayers.

      April 25, 2021 , 02:18 PM


    • Gary and Sheri Travis

      Penny and family, we saw Marvin Wednesday, at 9:00am every five weeks. We will miss him... he always had a smile, a joke, and a piece of wisdom! All he talked about was his children and grandchildren and how proud he was of you. We are so happy you got to Disney a few weeks ago. Prayers to everyone...

      April 25, 2021 , 02:15 PM


    • Tim Veitzer

      Too much too soon for such a wonderful man and role model. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest heartfelt condolences are with you all. Love, Tim, Kim, Sam, and Sena

      April 25, 2021 , 02:13 PM


    • Becca Sudbecek

      Penny, Andy, Jenny, Nate, Cheryl I'm so sad to hear about Marvin's passing. Wishing you peace and hope and know that he was a bright light in this world. Sending love to you all. Becca

      April 25, 2021 , 01:59 PM


    • Ryan Jones

      Always the life of the party but ready to give the words of wisdom.

      April 25, 2021 , 09:59 AM


    • Delia Beckman

      Penny & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was deeply saddened to receive the news. Sending prayers.

      April 25, 2021 , 01:56 PM


    • Edward Sterling

      Penny, I am so sorry. Although I have not seen Marvin in awhile, this has hit me like a ton of bricks. Marvin was a great friend, and a mentor to many. His positive attitude and smile were contagious. He will be missed. I wish you peace and I will be praying for Marvin and you and your family.

      April 25, 2021 , 01:45 PM


    • Chris Landy

      Penny and Family, I am so very sorry. Marvin was so much fun in Aqua class, always a smile and a joke. He will be missed so much. May his memory be a blessing. Chris

      April 25, 2021 , 01:32 PM


    • Maureen Linden

      I got lucky because I was Marvin and Penny's friend through my husband, Mike , who adored them both since their college days. Marvin was obviously a precious person. We all know that. The proof: his wonderful wife Penny , his lovely son and daughter, so many good friends and family , his ever-pleasant demeanor , his incomparable wit and happiness. I never heard gossip or complaints or meanness.(Oh those jokes on email!) We both enjoyed seeing Penny and Marvin when they visited Florida. But I especially have appreciated their calls to my husband after his cancer diagnosis. It's SO valuable to hear that people care. Now that Marvin is in peace, remember to care for his widow.

      April 25, 2021 , 01:06 PM


    • Erica Pease

      The Peases and Silvermans are saddened by the loss of Marvin and grateful for all the memories. He was a wonderful man and leaves behind a family and community lucky to have had him.

      April 25, 2021 , 11:55 AM


    • Bebe Combs

      Dear Penny, Andy, and Jenny, and Cheryl. I am so sorry for your loss. Marvin was a special person and it was my privilege to have known him and all of you. May you find peace and comfort in his memory. Blessings to all of you.

      April 25, 2021 , 11:39 AM


    • Jaclynn B Morgan

      Marvin, You truly were one of my favorite people. Very wise and full of heart. I always told u that u must have done a lot right to have your grandchildren calling u just to talk. A great man. Both you and Penny are genuine friends. We will miss u and I will think of u often when I see a black lab. Always made me smile when you brought her. Rest in peace buddy, and I'll have to take Penny for that tequila without u. But we will toast to u. Until we meet again, Jaclynn and Beck Morgan

      April 25, 2021 , 02:30 AM


    • Amy Jampol and Allan Taffel

      Penny, Our thoughts are with you and your family. Marvin was always warm and friendly whenever we saw him around the Blue Stone. He will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

      April 25, 2021 , 01:33 AM


    • Dave Shefsky

      Marvin, You were a shining star in a relatively dysfunctional family. Thank you for being a wonderful example, friend, and uncle for my entire life. The love you showed and shared with Penny, Andy, Jenny, and your grand kids was an inspiration to me and showed me what a family could be like. We loved visiting you and always enjoyed our time together. Delia, Justin, and myself will miss you!! Love, Dave

      April 24, 2021 , 11:55 PM


    • Jan Weintraub Cobb

      Penny, dear, I am so very sorry to hear about Marvin. I can't imagine the shock you are experiencing right now. Having lost a husband myself, I feel for your pain and sadness. The obituary was beautiful and gave such a wonderful picture of the man he was. Please accept my condolences and love, and I wish I could give you a hug in person.

      April 24, 2021 , 11:07 PM


    • Ed Feldstein

      I was so saddened with the unexpected news of Marvin's passing. I will miss his smile and clever sense of humor.

      April 24, 2021 , 10:54 PM


    • Susanne and Philip

      Marvin, you have smiled and laughed and cared with us. Your special friendship will always warm our hearts and remind us how blessed we have been to have you with us. We will love you forever.

      April 24, 2021 , 09:59 PM


    • Elayne & Sam Herman

      As lifelong friends of the Browne’s, we have had the opportunity to have a friendship with Penny and Marvin that we cherish. Two of our very best vacations were spent with Penny and Marvin, Cassandra and Joe. The good times are etched in our memory for forever Marvin’s heart was huge, and his love for his family was felt by all. We are so fortunate to have known him and send our sincere condolences to Penny, Jenny and Nate, Andy and Jessica, and the grandchildren. RIP. hugs, Elayne & Sam

      April 24, 2021 , 09:58 PM


    • Susan & Dan Graveline

      We admired and enjoyed our friendship with Marvin through the last 21 years at the lake. He always was so kind and had funny stories to tell. The love he had for Penny, Andy, Jenny, their spouses and of course the grandchildren was so evident. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Marvin. You were a good man, husband, father & grandfather ?

      April 24, 2021 , 09:41 PM


    • Troy

      We love you RIP.

      April 24, 2021 , 09:11 PM


    • Normie & Iris Feingold

      We are so sad and sorry and are in shock. We are thinking of all of you and wishing you strength and comfort in your own time. We will always remember Marvin’s beautiful smile and the fun times we shared. He will be missed but not forgotten With love, Iris & Normie

      April 24, 2021 , 08:19 PM


    • Toole Family

      Whitney and I had the pleasure of meeting Marvin through our good friends Nate and Jenny. I have known Nate long enough to know that Marvin made an impact on his life and he was adored by everyone that knew him. Our sincerest condolences are sent out to your family and the many people who loved him. Bless you all.

      April 24, 2021 , 08:07 PM


    • Gary and Janelle Kelley

      Janelle and I send our sincere condolences for Penny, Andy and Jenny. You are all in our prayers. Marvin was one of my very best friends.

      April 24, 2021 , 07:27 PM


    • Steven Weinraub

      So, so sorry for your loss Penny. 50 years of marriage.! That alone is such a success story. Thinking of you! Steven Weinraub

      April 24, 2021 , 07:22 PM


    • Danny & Rita Swaye

      Penny & Andy - We miss all of the parties and good times at the River Club. Marvin will truly be missed. He was a great friend over the years!

      April 24, 2021 , 06:08 PM


    • Cassandra and Joe

      Sadly, the world has just lost an amazing man. Marvin knew how to live and love fully. He took great joy and pride in his family and he let the world know! His love was huge and unconditional and he shared it with oh, so many! We are unbelievably fortunate to have known Marvin and to have been loved by him. Marvin, your time on this earth was way too short but you will live on in our hearts forever. We will always love you.

      April 24, 2021 , 05:11 PM


    • March Silberg Rosenbaum

      Penny, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your children. I will keep you in my thoughts.

      April 24, 2021 , 02:55 PM


    • Marsha Meister

      Dear Penny, My heart goes out to you on the passing of your beloved husband. May his memory be a blessing.

      April 24, 2021 , 02:11 PM


    • Meghan Meeks

      Marvin was one of a kind. He was a strong part of the aqua community at Lifetime and graced us every Tuesday and Thursday morning. He always had a smile on his face and said the sweetest things about his wife Penny. May all your wonderful memories of Marvin bring comfort during this difficult time. I’m so very grateful to know him. He loved his family so much. He always talked about his children and grandchildren. What a beautiful legacy and a life well lived. We will miss you.

      April 24, 2021 , 02:05 PM


    • Mike Danley

      Penny, so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

      April 24, 2021 , 01:29 PM


    • Lisa Richman and Rick Pam

      Thank you for sharing some of Marvin’s life story. I have only heard beautiful things about him through Shirley, who got such a kick out of him, laughed at his humor, and admired he in so many ways. All of us that love you, are shocked and saddened by his sudden passing and wish to hug and hold you close. May his memory be a blessing in all that you do.

      April 24, 2021 , 12:22 PM


    • Carmen Garcia-Jersild

      Aaron and I are so sad for the loss of Marvin, always smiling and always in love with his family. He leaves a great legacy!

      April 24, 2021 , 03:30 AM


    • Shirley Browne

      A wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend passed away Thursday... the sky got a new star. Marvin we will miss you and hold our memories of you tight in our hearts and the lessons you taught us on an outstretched hand to share with others. The light and love you lavished on your family and shared in your life exemplifies the best a man can give.

      April 23, 2021 , 10:33 PM


    • Justin Levenbrook

      To the extended Shefsky family, Browne family and friends of Marvin. I am saddened to hear of your loss. Marvin was an accomplished man who touched many hearts. His time spent with you all was cherished and he leaves a little bit of himself within you. Carry on his legacy, never forget who he was and continue to make him proud.

      April 24, 2021 , 12:30 AM


    • Susan Proctor

      Marvin will be missed from our water aerobics class. He was always fun to be around. I am sorry for the family’s loss.

      April 23, 2021 , 10:57 PM


    • Leslie and Alan Paul

      Dear Penny, We were in shock and heartbroken for you and your family when we heard about Marvin. We are sending you and your family our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences. Marvin was an amazing man and will be greatly missed by so many. May his memory be a blessing for all of you. Love, Leslie and Alan

      April 23, 2021 , 09:08 PM


    • Spike Tyler

      The world will be duller and a lot less fun without Marvin. I can truly say that has been my pleasure to have met him. He loved his family which he talked about constantly whenever we would call one another or visit.

      April 23, 2021 , 08:13 PM


    • Barb and Dick Leventhal

      Dearest Penny, Andy, Jess, Jenny, Nate, AJ, Troy, Sylvie, and Ellie, The world lost a great guy yesterday! He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We have long considered all of you to be part of our extended family, and we will always cherish our memories of the good times and adventures that we shared with Marvin. Who can forget the time when you (Penny), Marvin, and Andy drove up to stay with us so that you could take Andy to see an IU basketball game in Bloomington? Marvin sat in our living room mesmerized by the weather channel on tv, as it warned of an approaching snowstorm/ice storm. Dick was making fun of Marvin for being so concerned about the weather, and told him that he should ignore it. But Marvin decided that you all should head head back to Atlanta ahead of the storm, and miss the game. Marvin ended up getting the last laugh, as that snowstorm was so bad that the roads were closed for several days, and you probably would have been stuck here (not that we would have minded.). We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you, and we know that we will always miss having Marvin in our lives. With love, Barb and Dick

      April 23, 2021 , 04:03 PM


    • Linda Rosh

      Dear Penny, I was just heartbroken for you and your family to hear about Marvin. I am sending you my thoughts, prayers and condolences. May your memories be a blessing for all of you.

      April 23, 2021 , 03:58 PM


    • Sherri and Moe Soriano

      Marvin??... Forever in our hearts. He lit up a room with his smile. When I looked into his beautiful blue eyes, I always wondered what the little boy inside him was planning next. I never knew if he was teasing me or serious. I think the word that describes me is gullible. Actually both Penny and Marvin enjoyed teasing me. We are sending the family loving hugs and healing thoughts. We were blessed to have him in our lives and he will be forever in our hearts. XOXO

      April 23, 2021 , 03:14 PM


    • Carol and Art Katz

      Penny: we are so sorry to hear about Marvin. we remember what a kind person he was. our prayers are with you and your family

      April 23, 2021 , 02:27 PM


    • Wendy Steinbaum

      I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Marvin. I will definitely miss our little run ins on our hallway. Hugs and healing to you and the family.

      April 23, 2021 , 02:17 PM


    • Jay and Dee Vallee

      Jenny, Jay and I are so sad to hear about your dad’s passing. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to meet him and will cherish those memories. Losing a loved one hurts, especially a father, but you have wonderful memories in your heart to provide strength during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family.

      April 23, 2021 , 02:10 PM


    • Rubes (as the entire Shefsky family calls me)

      During some of the most important years of my life, the Shefsky family was a second family to me. And I actually got to be a family member during the summer of 1996. Marv (and Penny of course) treated me like their own and I learned so much from him that summer that I still remember today... but mostly he ALWAYS made me smile and laugh. I’m devastated to hear the news. My love and thoughts are with Coach, Jenny and Penny.

      April 23, 2021 , 02:09 PM


    • Miriam and Danny Saul

      Dear Penny, Andy and Jess, spouses and grandchildren, Danny and I are in shock and disbelief! Marvin was so easy to love….love him as a great friend and love him as part of our 6 couples who make up our closest family of friends. He was always jovial and in a good mood and made everyone around him smile. I can hear his raspy voice and see his bigger than life presence. A party was always “happier” when Marvin was around; he never lacked for a joke or a sweet self-depreciating comment to make everyone at ease. We will forever remember all our times together…New Years at the Lake, Cuba trip, girls and guys get togethers, countless weddings and baby showers and baby namings, good times and needy times. We will miss the oftentimes miscommunication between him and Danny including the time that I brought a baby girl present to a boy’s baby shower because that is what Danny understood from Marvin. Penny, Marvin will never leave us; he lives on in our hearts and in his greatest legacy, his family! We are here for you always; our hearts are broken, but we get some solace knowing that Marvin didn’t suffer. Our friend is gone and he leaves a huge hole in our “circle”. RIP dear friend! Miriam and Danny

      April 23, 2021 , 01:09 PM


    • Doreen Hartman

      Penny, Andy, and Jenny, I am saddened to hear of Marvin’s passing. His infectious smile and outgoing personality made him special. Please know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

      April 23, 2021 , 12:51 PM


    • merck smith

      I am so sorry to hear about Marvin's passing. My prayers are with you all.

      April 23, 2021 , 12:42 PM


    • Barry and Jen Meyrowitz

      We are saddened by your family’s loss and sending prayers of comfort.

      April 23, 2021 , 12:22 PM


    • Nate

      You treated me like your own from day 1-we hit it off immediately and never looked back. Our relationship had many layers that only a select few knew about as we shared a lot of the same opinions, interests, vices and thought patterns. You always trusted me and had no problem letting me lead the charge- that trust gave me the confidence to do so. We never minced words and were very vocal about the love we had for each other, a love that was unique & one that will never be replicated. Caring for you over the last 14+ years was an honor. I did the best I could to enrich your quality of life and I will look back on our time together as a big part of my life’s work. I already miss you on many levels as you were a big part of my motivation to be better as you were always on my side. Leaving on my birthday is a symbol that you’ll always be directly looking over me. I will continue to make you proud as a husband, father, son, doctor and friend. You’ve helped mold me in ways you’ll never know. I love you Marvin, I’ll see you on the other side, thanks for making me a better person.

      April 23, 2021 , 11:58 AM


    • Hani & Donna

      Penny, we were so saddened to hear about Marvin. Marvin’s energy will be missed. Sending you and the family our deepest condolences.

      April 23, 2021 , 11:40 AM


    • Alice and Brian Wertheim

      Dear Penny, Andy and Jenny, We were so sorry to hear of the death of Marvin. He was such a warm, kind person. Sending all of you hugs of comfort and prayers for strength and healing as you move into life without your beloved partner and father. May his memory be a blessing. Fondly, Alice and Brian

      April 23, 2021 , 07:16 AM


    • Cheryl Samet

      I’ve always wanted a big brother when I was younger — he was the best thing that happened to my family when he married my sister in 1971. He was excellent at most things he put his mind to, loved his family fiercely and was always wickedly funny. As one of my friends observed,“Marvin makes a statement when he walks in the room- you never forget about someone like him... He was one-of -a-kind!”

      April 22, 2021 , 11:34 PM


    • Bob and Sharon Karp Levi

      Penny, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. I know your wonderful memories of Marvin will always bring a smile to your face. Those memories are yours forever.

      April 23, 2021 , 03:03 AM


    • Peggy Carroll

      I am so very sorry for your loss. Marvin will be missed and I will keep your family in my prayers.

      April 23, 2021 , 02:13 AM


    • Tammy McDonough

      We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Mr.Shefsky was such a fun, kind, lovely person. We hope your memories and God’s Grace bring you peace. We love you all and will keep you in our prayers. Much love to you all.

      April 23, 2021 , 02:07 AM


    • Don Sommer

      Marvin didn’t have a bad bone in his body. Kind and focused on his family. He was very proud of his children and was so in love with his grandchildren. Penny,Marvin was so in love with you,I am very sad for your loss Stella was his pal as well. I lost a very good friend.

      April 23, 2021 , 02:05 AM


    • susan sommer

      To Penny and all the family Marvin cherished so much, today we lost a great friend and a very good man. Marvin had a happy go lucky disposition coupled with a huge, kind heart. His concern for the health of others made you forget the difficulties he was experiencing himself. May he be in a better place now where he can feel no pain but feel the love we are sending to him and sadness we feel for our loss.

      April 23, 2021 , 01:57 AM


    • Jeremy Bilsky

      Marvin was a warm hearted character with a great sense of humor. He always made Andy’s friends feel like we were part of the Shefsky family. We will all miss his contagious smile and so many fond memories together. Melissa and I send our love and heartfelt condolences to Penny, Andy, Jenny and the rest of the family.

      April 23, 2021 , 01:57 AM


    • Margaret Howe

      Our Aqua class at Lifetime Fitness will greatly miss Marvin and his entertaining sense of humor. Many prayers to your family. I am sorry for your loss.

      April 23, 2021 , 01:35 AM


    • Jessica shefsky

      Marvin , We love u and we will miss u so much !! Lots of love to u may u Rest In Peace . We have such great memories of u . U were a great father to me and a wonderful grandfather to my kids !! Love u so much !!

      April 23, 2021 , 01:32 AM


    • Katie Gronsbell

      Penny, So sorry to hear about Marvin! My thoughts and prayers are coming your way!

      April 23, 2021 , 01:20 AM


    • Andy Shefsky

      Dad - you taught me how to be a man. Thank you for the 45 year education. I’m so grateful for you. RIP to such an amazing husband, father, and grandpa.

      April 22, 2021 , 09:19 PM


    • Susie Lang

      Such sad news. George and I send our sympathy to you—Penny, Andy and Jenny and your families. I haven’t seen Marvin for years, but I remember his beautiful smile and warm personality as clearly as if I had just seen him yesterday. He was full of life and fun. It is hard to believe he’s gone...I’m so sorry.

      April 23, 2021 , 01:06 AM


    • Elyane Feinberg

      Amazing, fun man! I will especially miss his daily emails- he always kept me on my toes. We remember those we have loved, and lost...and the sweetness they brought to our lives. Much love and support. Elyane

      April 23, 2021 , 12:52 AM


    • Lauri and Steve Lavine

      To our extended family, Penny, Andy and Jess, and Jenny and Nate and of course those precious grandchildren AJ, Troy, Sylvie and Ellie. Our hearts are broken from the loss of such a dear close friend, truly a brother. Marvin had such a huge heart and a smile that was even bigger. He always had a glimmer of mischief in his eye;-) We will miss him beyond words and pray for you, who were his everything. A family that truly was his life’s blood. May so many who love you, surround you and support you in this incredibly difficult time. We love you so very much??

      April 23, 2021 , 12:51 AM


    • Eric & Sydney Palmsteen

      Amazing man, incredible family, and a true loss for this world. We mourn with you and thank the heavens above that we were blessed to know Marvin. All our love and support, Eric & Sydney

      April 23, 2021 , 12:35 AM


    • Jenny

      Dad - I don’t know where to start. I know you’re looking down on us all and realize how much we all love you. Sylvie especially said she misses your great hugs and tickle finger. You hold a special place in all of our hearts and I can never be grateful enough that you literally gave me the world. I love you.

      April 22, 2021 , 08:19 PM


    • Weinmann Family

      We love you all and will be thinking of you. ????????

      April 22, 2021 , 08:12 PM


    • Ellen Westrom

      Marvin was such a big part of our Aqua family! We loved him and will miss him so much! I know he loved his family above all else and I hope you are comforted by all your wonderful memories!

      April 23, 2021 , 12:12 AM


    • Rabbi Scott and Karen Colbert

      Penny, Andy and Jenny, We are so saddened by the news of Marvin’s passing. My the memories you have in your hearts be a blessing to you and all your loved ones. May you be comforted by the Holy One of Blessing.

      April 22, 2021 , 09:40 PM


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