Marvin Schwartz

July 22, 1933August 28, 2020

Marvin Schwartz, age 87, of Auburndale, FL, formally of Skokie, IL, passed away on August 28, 2020. He was a beloved husband, owner of M&J Glass and best friend of 54 years to the late Joyce (nee Zolonz). After Marvin graduated Senn High School, he became a glazier apprentice at 17 and a member of Glaziers Union Local #27 and Int’l Union of Painters and Allied Trades #14. He was a Master Sargent in the US Army during the Korean war and was fortunate to be a part of Lake County Honor Flight #13 in 2018. Marvin was the Director of Skokie Civil Defense for over 20 years. His ultimate passion was fishing; he was a member of Salmon Unlimited and the Evanston Boat Ramp Assn.

Marvin was the father of Sherry (David) Besser and Caryn (Gary) Watson, proud “Papa” of Bryan (Emily), Samantha, Amanda, Jess and Daniel. Marvin will be deeply missed by his many close friends and family, especially his loyal companion, Sweety.

Due to Covid-19, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marvin’s name can be made to Lake County Honor Flight, PO Box 1187, North Chicago, IL, 60064, or to Orphans of the Storm, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Fred Tanenbaum

September 15, 2020

To Marvin's family:
You have lost a father & grandfather, I have lost a dear friend. May he Rest In Peace!

Bernie Kleiman

September 15, 2020

Remember great memories of my mom & dad (St & Sylvia) along with myself fishing with Marv on Lake Michigan.
Also good memories of Marv coming by my Highland Park home after my parents passed to install mirrors in our Dining Room!
Great Family Picnics with Marv, Joyce, Sherry & Cary n!
Those were the days my friend, thought they never end! Song by Mary Hopkins 1977

Michael Bonome

September 14, 2020

He was the Coordinator at Skokie Civil Defense, A very kind hearted person who would go out of his way help. Had my deepest respect. Was like a father to me. I will never forget him. God Bless You Marvin. 🙏😥❤🙏

Carol Kamen-Kannel

September 12, 2020

Rest in peace Unc. I hope you meet up with the fam and catch the BIG ones!! LOVE you!


September 12, 2020

Marvin has always been a GREAT FRIEND. He will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace!


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