Johns-Ridout's Funeral Parlors

2116 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL


Marvin Daniel Link

February 2, 1923November 22, 2019

Marvin Daniel Link(Pop Pop), age 96, was born on February 2, 1923, in the Bronx, New York, and died on November 22, 2019, at home, after a long illness.

Marvin served in the Army in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Shortly after returning home from the War, Marvin got his license to fly, expressing his intent to be a pilot should he ever have to return to the War. Although he never did have to return, Marvin did maintain his love for flying, and bought and enjoyed a single engine plane.

Following the War, Marvin returned to New York and travelled the world buying and selling diamonds with the family business, A. Link and Company. After retiring from the business, Marvin married Rhoda Denaburg on June 18, 1987, and moved, with his daughter, April, from Connecticut to Birmingham, Alabama, where he called home for the rest of his life. In addition to April, Marvin embraced Rhoda’s children and later her grandchildren as his own, always making each one feel as though they were his favorite. His greatest passion was traveling with his queen, Rhoda, and together they visited all seven continents(even Antarctica), most continents more than once.

Marvin was predeceased by his brother, Seymour Link, his grandson, Brett Nadler, and granddaughter, Erin Rosemore. He will live on in the hearts of his wife, Rhoda Link; his brother, Charles Denaburg(Jan); his children, April Harrison(Brian), Nan Nadler, Keith Nadler(Natalie), Jimmy Nadler(Alisa), Jary Nadler(Celia), Tracy Diamond, and Michael Rosemore(Michelle); nineteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and so many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will be forever grateful to Rick Saltmarch and Henriella Abrams for the extra special care and love that they gave Marvin during his final illness.

Funeral services for Marvin will occur at 2:30 PM on Sunday, November 24, at Elmwood Cemetery, Block 40. Shiva will be held immediately after the service on Sunday at the home of Rhoda Link(3560 Springhill Road, Birmingham, AL 35223), and again on Monday, November 25 from 6PM to 8PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Marvin’s memory to Collat Jewish Family Services CARES program.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, November 24, 2019

Memories and condolences

Bring comfort and tell the story of your loved one’s lifetime. Leave a memory, tell a favorite story or share a kind word or condolence.

receive updates

when friends and family add new memories


for sharing memories and condolences