Melvin R. Marvic, age 85, of Escanaba passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba.
Melvin was born August 21, 1926 in Escanaba to Steve and Mary (Karbon) Marvic. Melvin received a teaching degree from the University of Michigan and would later begin teaching at and eventually end up as an assistant principal of a middle school in Dearborn, Michigan for many years. Melvin also served his country proudly for two years while stationed in Alaska during World War II. He also served with Merchant Marines. He was very proud of his Croatian heritage and was a master gardener.
Melvin is survived his brother Ken Marvic of Escanaba and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Marvic.
The Marvic family will receive friends on Thursday, May 5, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Melvin will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Delta County Historical Society or the charity of the donor
Neil T - Hollywood, Fl
I remember Mr. Marvic as my 6th grade teacher. I learned a lot from in the subjects he taught and stories he taught from his own life experiences. He was a wonderful teacher. Mr. Marvic was also the assistant principal of Woodworth, my middle school. We would always say hello to each other. I will always remember Mr. Marvic. He was a great inspiration to me.
Ceil (Lucille) Constante - Palm Harbor, FL
Out of the blue I was thinking about Mr. Marvic this morning. He was the Assistant Principal of Woodworth JH in the 70’s. He was a kind and compassionate man. Instead of calling my parents and detention, he had a way of talking and patiently listening. Looking back this morning at how the times I spent in his office made an impact on the choices I’d make in life from that time forward.