4/18/1931 - 4/17/2013
Marvin Halberstein, 81, of Gainesville, FL, passed away peacefully one day short of his 82nd birthday after a long illness.
Marvin was born in Sidney, Ohio, in 1931. He was in the U.S. Army for two years, and then graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism. He moved to Gainesville, FL in the early 1960s where he was the advertising sales manager for WRUF radio at the University of Florida. He was a longtime fan of both the Buckeyes and the Gators...all things sports-related. Marvin married Mildred Wilson in 1984, became a devoted husband and later, a loving grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Joe Halberstein. He is survived by his nephew, Howard Halberstein, step sons Sandy and Tom Wilson, and two grandchildren.
Graveside services with honors will be presented at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell 33513.
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