Marvin Anthony Scarville was born on March 26th, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, to Keith and Alma Scarville. He attended New Utrecht High School and later attended Borough Manhattan Community College.
Growing up, Marvin quickly gained a reputation for being an outgoing and adventurous young man who was fun loving and loyal.
In 1986, Marvin enlisted in the Army Reserves and later entered active duty in 1993. His time in service gave him the opportunity to travel and see the world. He served in the Gulf War which impacted him for many years.
Following his military service, Marvin settled in Long Island and became a popular fixture in his neighborhood and at the Northport VA Center. Wherever Marvin went, his impression was felt.
Marvin had many passions – he loved sports, movies, cooking, wrestling, and Rick Flair. He was a consummate fan of Jeopardy, which he rarely missed and allowed him to exercise his sharp intellectual mind.
Marvin had a generous heart that carried so much love. If he considered you a friend or a loved one, he had your back and protected you no matter what. Although Marvin didn’t father any biological children, he was a godfather and uncle to many. He was incredibly easy to talk to – a soft spoken confidant with the inner strength of a lion.
He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his easy going and compassionate spirit.
Marvin was preceded in death by his mother, Alma. He is survived by his father Keith Scarville, sister Keisha, Uncle Chippy, Aunt Jackie, his loving girlfriend Cynthia, several cousins, his “sister-in-law” Deanna, his “niece” Zarhea, godson Adam, countless friends, including Ada Chanetele Bond with whom he shared a 45-year friendship.
Marvin’s loving soul will be sorely missed.