Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial

1040 North Columbus Blvd, Tucson, AZ


Richard Scott MARVIN

March 26, 1940July 18, 2019

Richard S. Marvin passed away July 18, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. After high school, he served in the Navy during the Cuban Missle Crisis as a photographer, and was stationed in Barbados. He spent the first part of his life in Michigan, where he became a high school Biology and Mathematics teacher, as well as coach of Varsity Football and Girls Track & Field. In 1985 he moved to Tucson, where he continued teaching at Greenfields Country Day School as well as coaching. This was followed by becoming a Medical Dosimitrist for US Oncology/Radiation Oncology, where he worked for 17 years until he retired. He spent his retirement years enjoying all the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, taking many walks in the sunset with his beloved dog Maxwell. He is proceeded in death by his wife Soni. He is survived by children, Drew and Susan and grandchildren Michael and Jessica, and siblings Pat, Mike and Sue. A celebration of life will be held in September. Donations can be made in his name to PACC. He will be missed by all.


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Richard Scott MARVIN

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Judy Johnson

July 24, 2019

Dick is my cousin. As an older cousin, I always looked up to him. One of my favorite memories of him was his graduation from high school. Playing on the playground that day, I fell scraping both legs. I remembered crying thinking Dick wouldn't talk to me. When the event was over he came over stooping down to say he was glad we were there & smiled. He had the best smile which made his eyes twinkle. It made a 7 year old very happy. The best memories carry his smile for me. He smiled when he met Soni, became a father to Drew & Susan, when he saw his students and shared time with our grandparents. We all have Dick in our hearts . I believe he is smiling now with Soni, his parents, grandparents & my folks, too.