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Dr. Frank C. Marvin, of Asheville, North Carolina, formerly of Fairmont, died peacefully Wednesday (June 8, 2016).
He was born in Edgewood, Pennsylvania, and served as a fighter pilot in the Army Air Force during WWII. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh and Princeton Theological Seminary and served as pastor at East Liberty Presbyterian Church before coming to Fairmont to serve as senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church In 1954. There he met and married Virginia Showalter.
In 1967, he entered University of Michigan to study for a Ph.D. in medieval and early modern European history. In 1970, he became pastor at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn, Michigan. He and Virginia retired to Asheville, North Carolina, in 1988, where he taught history and religion at various colleges and universities in the Asheville area.
Dr. Marvin was an member of the Asheville Rotary and while in Fairmont served as Rotary president.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; his daughter, Beth Stewart; and sons, Paul and David Marvin. He had six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Published on June 12, 2016
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