A. Marvin Siffer, 81, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away this week in is home. He is now Home with his bride, Barbara.
Marv is a graduate of Monroe High School in Monroe, MI, where he played football and continued his education at Bowling Green State University for two years where he played on the football team when renowned coach Bo Schembechler was on the staff there. He also served in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Marv worked for 42 years for SSOE, Inc. in Toledo, OH, and Brentwood, TN. He served initially as a draftsman and a member of the survey crew for the first portions of I-75 in Wood County before working up to a project manager role in consulting engineering for SSOE. While there he served corporations like 3M, Federal Express and most notably Union Carbide. He traveled to many parts of the world for Union Carbide, including Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil. He also has his name on patents held by Union Carbide for their water cooled steel melting furnace roofs that he was instrumental in developing.
While his family was growing up, he volunteered his time for the Trilby Baseball Association in Toledo, OH, where he coached each of his three boys in baseball and left a lasting impact on everyone he coached.
He served as an usher at Christ the King Catholic Church in Toledo, OH.
After retirement in 1998, Marv and Barb moved to Fairfield Glade, TN, where he lived for 19 years. He was an avid golfer and was most active in the Grady Group at Fairfield Glade where he played three to four times a week (any more than that felt like a job, he would say).
He enjoyed wood working. He built black powder gun kits and many other projects. But he most enjoyed building wood toy trucks for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are many happy little boys and girls from his projects.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Jean (Mental) Siffer, and his brother, Rhea Siffer.
Marvin is survived by his brother, Charles Siffer; daughter, Marcia (Tim) Regan, Phoenix, AZ; son Mark, Apache Junction, AZ; son, Matthew (Gabriela), Toledo, OH; son, Michael (Amy), Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Tiah (Luc) Herlitz, Meredith (Clay) Harrison, William, Gracie and Annelise; and great-grandchildren Leo, Elijah, Josiah and Marshall.
Services will be held in Fort Wayne, IN, with Rite of Committal and burial with his wife, Barbara, in Monroe, MI.
Memorials should be made to Disabled American Veterans PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250, www.dav.org to honor those that have served.
Published on January 16, 2018