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Taylor Rural Cemetery
Thursday September 6th, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Friday September 7th, 2012

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Karl H. Marvin


Karl H. Marvin, 76, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY.

Born in Pitcher, NY on August 12, 1936, Karl was a son of the late Walter and Dorothy Myers Marvin.  A lifelong resident of the area, he formerly served as the Town of Pitcher Road Superintendent.  Throughout his lifetime he worked at several jobs in the Cortland area including working at Durkee’s in Cortland, McGraw Box Company, and various jobs at Agway, including being a millwright before becoming an independent millwright with Ken Flint.  He also owned and operated the Cincinnatus Auto Body shop and was a truck driver for Alnye Trucking.  Karl was an avid classic car enthusiast and enjoyed playing country and western music on his harmonica.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth Allen Marvin of Virginia, Debora Marvin Creeden Wendel of Ithaca, John (Karla) Parker of Penfield, Stacy (William) Rogers of McGraw, Debra (Bill) VanAtta of McGraw, and Karl (Kathie) Parker of N. Syracuse.  He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth E. (Carolyn) Marvin, Sr. of McDonough and Harold (Carol) Marvin, Sr. of Cincinnatus; and his sisters, Amelia (Leon) Stovall of Arizona, Martha (Neal) Hines of Cincinnatus, and Inez (Martin) Macomber of Lee, FL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sara Marvin, on January 25, 1999.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating.  Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Karl may be directed to the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarlane Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.  

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So sorry to hear of your loss. Our lives are so short but we will see him in heaven

deborah Valentine and family Sep 22 2012 12:00 AM

Deb: we all send our condolenscences and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers thru this difficult time.

Sharon Trinkl Sep 6 2012 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss.we  are sorry we could not make it for callin hours or funeral. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and always.

pam marvin Sep 6 2012 12:00 AM

Karl you are miss at the Cincinnatus Home center. The family of Karl your are in my Prayers. We will miss your Fathers.

Kevin G Grewe Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

To Karl''s family:  I was so sorry to hear that Karl had passed away.  He was a couple of years younger than me but I remember him well from childhood days when I''d visit Grandma; and, I did have the chance to meet him again in recent years at family reunions at Aunt Audrey''s.  God Bless you all.  Cousin Mary Jane

Mary Jane Steele Sep 5 2012 12:00 AM

Karl will be missed so very much and we have all of you in our prayers

Hugh & Terry McDonald Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

Cousin you will be surely missed

Rolland & Jeannette Teichert Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss.

Shelly Nichols Yocum, Shirley Nichols and family Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

Debbie and Family
So sorry to here about your Dad. He was a great guy. Prayers are with you all. Now you will have a guardian angel to watch over you.God Bless you all sorry I won't be there but I will be thinking of you.

Nancy Cook Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM

I wanted to express my sympathy in the loss of your Dad.

William Horler Sep 4 2012 12:00 AM