Marvin L. Barman

October 7, 1936November 16, 2020

Charlotte - Marvin, 84, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, in Charlotte. He was in the company of his son, Joel and daughter-in-law, Joanna in the hospital medical staff's very capable hands.

Born October 7, 1936, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Louis and Helen Barman. Marvin grew up in Williamsburg, where he graduated from Boys High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. After high school, he earned an accounting degree at the City College of New York. Marvin began his career as an accountant before moving to troubled asset management, where he caught the eye of a recruiter from North Carolina National Bank. Marvin moved his family to Charlotte in 1974 and retired from NationsBank in 1997.

After "retirement," Marvin hung out his shingle to consult with financial companies helping recover troubled assets. It was the same work as he had done before but now as a "hired gun." It kept him busy through his final retirement in 2010.

Marvin was a lifelong BROOKLYN Dodgers fan and enjoyed the memories of the Dodgers winning the 1955 World Series. When the Dodgers left Brooklyn, he dropped his fandom until the 1962 New York Mets played their first game. He attended many games at Shea Stadium with his children and even traveled with the family to Atlanta to see the Mets after moving to Charlotte. Marvin attended his only World Series game in 1986 when his family bought him a ticket for Game 2 as a 50th birthday present.

After moving to Charlotte, Marvin made an impact when he became president of Temple Israel. After his term, Marvin remained active with the Temple, including with the construction of a new building and the move to its current location.

Marvin is survived by his three children, Scott Barman (Linda) of Rockville, MD; H. Joel Barman (Joanna) of Indian Trail, NC; and David Barman (Keren) of Miami Beach, FL; grandchildren, Binyomin, Eliezer, Jacob, and Emma; and his older sister, Shirley Oliner of Rockville Centre, NY. There are many other family and friends who will miss him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorri and brother, William.

A private funeral service will be held at Beth Moses Cemetery on Long Island for immediate family members.

For those wishing to send memorial gifts, Marvin would like you to consider the Temple Israel Education Fund (, Temple Israel Endowment Fund, Temple Israel Social Action Fund, or the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry (



  • A Private Funeral Service will be held at Beth Moses Cemetery on Long Island

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Norman Hauptman

November 25, 2020

The Truth Lies Not Here

Many think that when we “die” we see not
Ocean, bird nor sky. They falsely think we
Lie in ground, in a darkened place without a sound.

This great untruth is ancient fable, that
When we “die”, we become unable. Disarm this myth you images of God, while on this sphere you live and plod.

Earth is cold-souls are warm, and in spirit life our souls don’t mourn. Our Heavenly lives are purely bliss. What we leave on Earth, we do not miss,
(C)Rabbi Happyman 2020

(Pen name of Marvin’s cousin Norman Hauptman)

Lila Kesten

November 20, 2020

I remember all the wonderful times with the Barman Family in Inwood. Marvin was an incredible man who was truly devoted to Lorrie and his children. Even then, he always gave back to the community. A real mensch!

James Howell

November 18, 2020

Marvin was a great friend to me and to the Christian community in Charlotte over many years. We travelled to Israel together, and he was a zealous sharer of archaeological, historical and political information about Israel with me. I will miss him terribly, as will many of us at Myers Park United Methodist Church.

Marty Oxman

November 18, 2020

My condolences to the Barman Family.


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