ALLEN MARVIN of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on October 29 at the age of 94. Marvin was the beloved husband of Elaine Swade Allen for 68 years. Marvin and Elaine began their married life in California, where Marvin served for nearly four years as an Army Staff Sergeant during WWII. Marvin and Elaine came back to the Detroit area, he went on to earn a business degree from Wayne State University, and passed the CPA exam. He worked in the retail furniture business, and eventually became owner of his own upscale furniture store. Marvin is survived by his wife Elaine, his sons Bruce (Christine) and Richard (Trisha), and four grandchildren Marc, Brooke (Michael Kent), Rachel and David. Marvin was an avid fisherman, enjoyed tennis, golf and socializing with lifelong friends. He will be remembered for his humor, good nature, and as being a king and gentle soul. He will be missed.
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