VALLEY CENTER, CA – Richard A. Marvin was born on December 16, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, friends and pets on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the age of 77 after a long and courageous battle of coronary artery disease for many years and then metastatic bladder cancer for the last year.
Mr. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Ray & Leone, brothers Jim & Ken, and nieces Michele and Katie. Surviving family include his loving and caring wife Sandy Marvin; sons: Jason Marvin, Ryan Marvin (Beth), and Garrett Sachs (Sarah) and daughter Shauna Vuoti (Tim); grandchildren: Kyle, Lizzy, Conner, Luke, Macy, Hailey, Nalani and Aubrey.
He was also survived by his brothers: Gary (Carol), Mike, Bill (Marcia) and Marty (Nora) and sisters: Linda (Ray), Monica (Frank) and Connie (Angela) and Brother-In-Law Danny Shea.
Also survived by many nephews and nieces, extended family and many other friends.
Richard graduated from Escondido High School in 1964 and was in the United States Air Force from 1965-1969 where he served in Vietnam. After serving in the United States Air Force his careers included banking at Escondido National Bank, Concrete Construction/Management/Owner with Marvin Brothers Concrete, and Construction Manager with Verizon Wireless from San Diego to Riverside County building cell sites. Richard enjoyed camping with his family and dogs, Mojo & Kona and cats, Cody & Bailey, sitting by the campfire with a glass of wine or roasting smores with family & friends. He also enjoyed barbecuing with family & friends and always saying “We got lucky again!” He took great pride & joy in maintaining his “Marvin Ranch” home in Valley Center where he will be deeply missed.
A private service will be held at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido on Friday, March 3rd. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Marvin Ranch in Valley Center on Saturday, March 4th.
California Funeral Alternatives in Escondido is handling arrangements. Sign the guest book online at www.californiafuneralalternatives.com.
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