Lincoln Funeral Home

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Marvin E. Bennett

August 4, 1937June 2, 2019

Marvin E. Bennett was born on August 4, 1937 in Fresno, California. He passed away on June 2, 2019 in Lincoln, California. Marvin is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Tom and Mary Bennett along with his sister, Marion Tune. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of over 62 years, and daughters Cathlene and Corene. Marvin was a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer, obtaining his degree at night, while married and raising his two daughters. He also had a long (35 year) career at Pacific Gas & Electric Company, where he started as a beginning clerk, and retired as Vice President, Operations for Pacific Gas Transmission Company, a subsidiary of PG&E. While working at PG&E he and his family moved all over Northern California, from Salinas up to Red Bluff and ended up in Spokane, Washington. As an active retiree in Lincoln, California, he was involved with the AMOS Flying club and Fishing club. He also enjoyed Bowling with Joyce and Friends along with Golfing. Marvin also enjoyed vacations with his family. In just the last couple of years, the family traveled to Australia/New Zealand, Great Britain, Costa Rica, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun, Mexico, along with a couple great Mississippi River boat cruises from St Paul Minnesota down to New Orleans. Fun fact you may not know about Marvin is that he and Joyce have been to a baseball game in every single ball park in North America. The only one Marvin missed is the newest one in Atlanta, Georgia, which he had planned to visit in September, before his unexpected passing. He will be missed by so many family and friends.


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Marvin E. Bennett

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Greg Reimers

July 2, 2019

Hi Joyce, Corene and Cathy –
I am sorry to hear of Marv’s passing. During our careers, I worked with Marv in the PG&E General Office and East Bay Division. He was respected for his excellent people skills and strong technical background in our gas business. I particularly admired his honesty. I have many fond memories working with Marv. He was a good coach and instrumental in my career development. He was more like a friend than supervisor.
Greg Reimers

LaVonne Lankford

June 7, 2019

Marvin was a very special and loved cousin!! A really important member of our family!

Sandra McDonough

June 7, 2019

Marv took me to lunch at the Petroleum Club in Calgary, which in those days did not have a lot of women patrons. I told Marv I would take my coat to the cloakroom, turning down his request to do it for me. When I got back, he said — hardly cracking a smile — “you know, you just walked into the men’s restroom.” I know he wanted to laugh out loud but he was too much a gentleman. Marv was a kind person, a great colleague and a wonderful family man.

Peggy Daniel

June 7, 2019

When I was in my 20’s some 35 years ago with the PLO PSEA group we went wine tasting. Now mind you he was my manager. A group of us were scheduled to meet up at a winery. Marv drove up in his RV!
Told us all to pile in and we would wine tour. Every time I go to Napa I think of Marv! Rest In Peace Marv thank you for being a great manager and friend.
Love Peggy Daniel

Donna Vestal

June 7, 2019

While I lived in Concord, Marvin & Joyce became a second set of parents for me. When I had trouble with my Ford Mustang, it was Marvin who would take a look at it for me. Marvin was a gentle giant who I will always remember having a smile on his face. I will miss Marvin...My thoughts and prayers are with the Bennett Family...Love you Joyce, Cathy and Cor!


Irma Szurgot

June 7, 2019

I am so sorry about the sudden and unexpected loss of Marvin. I am sending an armful of hugs in place of being there. My thought are prayers are with you. Love, Irma