Marvin Jacob Migdol

January 11, 1937April 24, 2021

Marvin J. Migdol, loving father, grandfather, and brother, passed away on April 24, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born on January 11, 1937, in Rochester, New York, to Frank and Dorothy Migdol. After receiving his BA degree in Sociology from the University of Buffalo and MA degree in Public Relations from Boston University, Marv worked in Public Relations and fundraising for the United Way, hospitals and United Jewish Appeal. He was also an educator and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. In his spare time, he enjoyed umpiring at baseball games.

An entrepreneur, Marv also authored numerous articles and was on the boards of the University of Buffalo Alumni Association, American Jewish Congress, Boy Scouts of America and the American Hospital Association. He was active in the civil rights movement and a facilitator for Dallas Dinner, striving to build racial understanding. An avid bridge player, he held the rank of Silver Life Master.

He is survived by five children, Helene, Larry, Michael, Susan and Honi; sister, Nancy; and grandchildren Kayleigh, Will, Shawn, and Alesha. He is preceded in death by son Steve and grandson Josh.

There will be a private family service, but all are welcome to watch via livestream details below. ( Donations may be made to Temple Shalom, Dallas or the SUNY at Buffalo.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021



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Lonna Rae Silverman

May 3, 2021

My husband Jerry and I met Marv through the Jewish singles "The Group" in the early 80's. Past years he was active in our Havarah and also with the Temple Shalom interfaith community. He always was planning a session to help people learn and be connected. His stories of interviewing famous people and articles he wrote for the Dallas Morning News were always entertaining. He contributed many hours to various associations. We will miss him, May his memory be for a blessing.
Lonna Rae and Jerry Silverman

Linda Abramson Evans

April 29, 2021

Condolences to all of Marvin’s family and friends. Marv was a kind soul with a unique personality and keen sense of humor. We met in the late 1980s at the Middle East Cousins Club founded by mutual friends, then our paths crossed occasionally through the years with other interests in the community and eventually as Facebook friends. He sent prayers at times that my husband experienced serious health problems. In more recent years before the pandemic we enjoyed a long lunch reunion to catch up. Marv will not be forgotten; may his memory always be a blessing. Thanks to Rabbi Paley for the beautiful service.


April 29, 2021

So sorry for your loss! Sorry we can not be there for you all! Our prayers for you and your family

Gail Lorber

April 28, 2021

Marv Migdol was also a very active member of the Cousins Club
which promoted unity, friendship and respect between various ethnic groups in Dallas,,Texas. He made a beautiful speech at one of the club meetings which said it all...We are all Cousins no matter what our race or religion may be.