Obituary for Marvin Morris Okanes
Marvin Morris Okanes passed away last Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the age of 95. He died peacefully at his home in Walnut Creek.
Marvin was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on April 4, 1922, the son of Joseph and Mollie. He served in the United States Army and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Buffalo, his Master’s from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D from Cornell University. He married his wife, Barbara, on June 28, 1964. They had two sons, Paul and Jonathan. Barbara passed away on Aug. 31, 1995. Later, Marvin met Angie Thomas and they spent over 15 years together as companions before her death in 2013.
Marvin spent most of his professional career as a professor at the University of San Francisco, teaching organizational behavior. He loved travel, ballroom dancing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Marvin is survived by his sons, Paul and Jonathan, daughter-in-law Jennifer, grandsons Ryan and Evan, sister-in-law Lotte, nieces Naomi and Anina and nephew David.
Funeral services are Friday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, Calif. 94549.