Marvin had a "Professional Engineer" license plate on his car in NYS, where he worked for General Electric from 1933 until 1956. He moved with GE, to Phoenix in January 1957, and then spent over half of his life in Arizona, retiring there. He had worked at GE plants in Schenectady, NY, and Syracuse ("Industrial or Electronics Park"), and then at the Peoria Ave. plant in NW Phoenix by the highway, until those 2 GE plants were sold to Honeywell Corp. in 1974. He was a 41 year employee, and took many advanced engineering courses at General Electric, effectively completing a master's degree. In Syracuse, his boss was a Mr. Weir, and in Phoenix, he first worked for Arnold Spielberg, father of Stephen Spielberg of Hollywood. The Deerhakes counted Arnold and Lee Speilberg as good friends for several years. While there, they first lived in Scottsdale, among the newly cleared grapefruit groves, north of Indian School and east of 56th St. They later moved to Arcadia Greens at 48th St, north of Thomas Rd., and later retired to Truro Lane in Sun Lakes, AZ, near the Pinal Co. line. During the years in Phoenix, Marvin was very active in the 100+ men's ORPHEUS CHORUS, as well as choral and bell choirs in his churches in Scottsdale and Sun Lakes.
He was a terrific father to Claire, Carol and David, and grandfather, to Eric and Ted Lemcke of FL, and Stephanie and Steve Jakes of Tucson, AZ. We miss him so much!