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Marvin Lefens

October 15, 1924 ~ November 16, 2017

Marv Lefens, age 93, died peacefully in Bozeman, MT on November 16, 2017.

Marv, born in Michigan, was the apple of his mother’s eye.  As a boy he had a faithful bulldog named Jack.  Pursued down his alley by a bully, Marv would yell for Jack, his mother would let the dog out, and the bully would turn tail.

In WWII Marv crossed the Pacific with the Navy in a flat bottom LST.  In one typhoon, waves broke over the conning tower and Marv was the lone sailor onboard with a cast iron stomach. 

In Japan he took a small armored vehicle into the remains of Hiroshima.

He met his wife, Joyce, at Alma College.  At Michigan Tech he snowshoed, skied, hunted and earned his degree in Civil Engineering.

Marv followed his job to NJ. His office overlooked the Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden. He was able to hear Miles Davis live in Manhattan. 

He retired to Montana which he called “God’s Country”.  He skied, hiked, hunted, read, and produced his map atlas of the Peloponnesian War.  Marv was a proud member of Mensa.  He started his career as a draftsman and ended his career as a successful executive for a design-build firm.  He loved Wagner’s operas, martinis, cooking (‘Pontius Palate’), and did not suffer fools lightly.

Marv was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Violet Lefens, and sister, Beverly.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce; four children, Mark, Tim, Betsy (Steve) Peterson, and Sara (Jock) Donaldson; nine grandchildren, Leah Greer, Jack Lefens, Henry Lefens, Sophie Lefens, Emma Peterson, Sam Peterson, Sam Donaldson, Lucy (Doug) Snaza, and William Donaldson; and two great-grandchildren, Luca and Max Greer.

The family is grateful to Birchwood and to Hospice of Bozeman Health for their superb, cheerful, and tender caregiving. 

Memorials are preferred to A.R.T., 11 Whippoorwill Way, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.

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