In Memory

Marvin Richardson

Date Of Birth: September-5-1952
Date Deceased: February -13-2014
Age at Death: 61
Cause of Death:
Classmate City: East Brunswick
Classmate State: NJ
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: In addition to his parents, Rabbi Richardson is survived by his wife of nearly 32 years, Maureen Stahl of E. Brunswick; his daughters, Yael (David Zvi) Kalman, and Michal Richardson; a grandson; and his sister, Varda (Larry) Peskowitz.

Linda Gross Rabinowitz

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03/25/20 12:45 PM #1    

Shelton Goldstein

Marvin was a great man. He was an ordained Rabbi, an outstanding gradute of the Jewish Theological Seminary, his first position as a Rabbi was as the Assistant Rabbi for Ahavat Achiem Synagouge  in Atlanta (the largest Jewish Congregation in the South). Over the years he was a Rabbi in New Jersy and in Israel. His death was a tragic loss to us all. May his life be a blessed memory to us all.

03/25/20 01:55 PM #2    

John Hovis

I have good memories of singing together with Marvin in Mr Starnes' choir.

03/25/20 07:43 PM #3    

Daniel Travis

Marvin (Marv) was a friend to everyone, including my older brother (Vaud, '68).  They collaborated with others to edit and publish The Underground, a counter culture student literary magazine (1968-69).  The magazine started after the Eryie Advisor rejected precieved politcial submissions and appeals were denied.  I'd come home and find Marv in the middle of piles of paper and drawings in our den debating writing structures, philosophy, and politics with other contributors.  We sold copies of the publication out of our lockers even though the magazine was banned at East and other contributor high schools (South Meck and Myers Park).  Without Marv, the Eryie for Class of '70 publication might not have occured.  Marv was endlessly passionate, caring, and his booming voice, laughter, and personal energy filled any room he was in. Though his hair seemed to have no master, Marv was disciplined, devout, and greatly missed.  

(Vaud went on to be the Wake Forest literiary magazine editor; Grad '72)  


03/26/20 01:21 PM #4    

Ray Lee Wooten

I am so sorry to hear about Marvin’s passing.  I was also very impressed to learn that he became a Rabbi.  Marvin was part of a great group of Jewish kids that I knew from Cotswold through East.  I learned that he and they were regular folks who had extra holidays and who were more than a little bit thoughtful, funny, and kind.  This was a great lesson for all of us whose religious diversity exposure included only the typical Protestant smorgasbord.  I seem to remember that Marvin chose to play the violin for the in-school music program, a choice that I could not understand at the time because (1) the in-school music program took place over recess and (2) really, the violin?  I now have two children whose violin playing reminds me that I must have been pretty thick-headed in 5th grade.  One final remembrance – as shown in his high school photograph, Marvin had the coolest sideburns in school.  We were blessed to have him in our class.

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