Rev. Claude Marvin
Rev. Claude Marvin

Obituary of Rev. Claude A Marvin

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Rev. Claude A. Marvin, 95, of St. Augustine, Florida and formerly of Deerfield, New York, passed away on August 11, 2022.

    He was born in Corning, NY., on September 1, 1926 the son of the late Eva and Austin Marvin.  He was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 61 years, Eva Holden.  He was also predeceased by his son Lynn Marvin, a sister Virginia Darcangelo and brother Charles Marvin.  He is survived by two daughters Dr. Patricia Marvin, St. Augustine, FL. and Denise Marvin of the Adirondacks, NY.

     Rev. Marvin attended high school in Campbell, NY. and had a BS Degree (cum laude) in industrial Management from Syracuse University.  He did his graduate studies with Trinity Theological Seminary.  He was an ordained American Minister.  Claude served in the US Marine Corps. during WWII and participated in the battle of Okinawa. After the war he became a foreman and then manager in industry.  He worked for Ingersoll Rand Corp. in Painted Post, NY., Alco Power, Auburn, NY. and retired from Chicago Pneumatic, Utica, NY. as Manager of Manufacturing Services in 1988.  He was a Life Member of the VFW Post #2391 and a Life Member of the Marine Corps League Post #383 in St. Augustine, FL.

     From 1992 until 1997 Rev. Marvin was Treasurer of the American Baptist Churches of New York.  He also served as a director on the board of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Utica, “HOPE” Chapter and was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Utica Rescue Mission’s “Enrichment Living Center”.

     After 42 years in the industry, Claude was ordained an American Baptist Minister and took on a second career. He was pastor of four different churches.  The Calvary Baptist Church, Utica, NY., the Community Baptist Church, Marcy, NY., Lebanon Federated Church, Lebanon, NY. and First Baptist Church, Newport, NY. from which he retired in 2004. He then served as a supply pastor for two years and interim pastor to the Millers Mills Baptist Church for a year.  Rev. Marvin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newport, NY. and attended the Ancient City Baptist Church, St. Augustine, FL.

     Rev. Marvin enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing while he was able.  His main hobby was building modal sailing ships of the 1812 era such as the “Rattlesnake” the “Constitution” (Old Ironsides), the “Constellation”, etc.  He also had an extensive collection of USA silver coins.  He enjoyed following Syracuse University Football and Basketball as well as the New York Giants football.

     It is the wishes of Rev. Claude Marvin that a graveside service take place on October 8, 2022 at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Clinton, NY. at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Letta Palmer officiating. 

     Arrangements for Rev. Claude Marvin have been entrusted to Heintz Funeral Services, Inc. 408 Herkimer Road, Utica, NY. 13502.

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