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 Hollander, Marvin
Born: 11/24/1926
Died: 04/13/2017
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Hollander, Marvin

             A lifelong resident of Newton, New Jersey, Marvin Hollander, was born on November 24, 1926 and died on April 13, 2017. He graduated from Newton High School in 1949 and was an avid sports fan and proud supporter of Newton High School sports teams. He was employed for over 50 years as a clerk in the family retail paint store business, the Newton Paint Store, located on Spring Street in Newton. Marvin is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Sanford and Roslyn Hollander of Newton, New Jersey, and their 4 children, Joseph and Barbara of Holmdel, New Jersey; Andrew and Jordana of Port St. Lucie, Florida; David and Alexandra of New York, New York; Elizabeth and Laurie of Denver, Colorado; and their extended families, as well as his many pen pals and friends from Liberty Towers and Bristol Glen.

             Marvin’s immersion in Newton High School and its sports teams was reinforced through the years following his high school graduation by the Newton High School Athletic Director, Arthur Disque, who permitted Marvin to accompany the high school athletic teams on team buses to “away” games, his nephews and niece participating for 14 consecutive years in Newton High School sports, and his continued attendance through the past decades to many Newton High School games. Newton High School sports were central to his being.

             Although chronologically, Marvin was in his 91st year of life, he remained a Newton High School partisan.

             The Yiddish storyteller, Jacob Dinezon, described Marvin in the late 19th century, without knowing him:

“God, who had created the world in such a way that living people must get older from year to year, how would it bother God if we were children for our whole lives? Or at least to remain happy as children?”

             Marvin will best be remembered by all who knew him as an example of the proposition that all human beings, whether rich or poor, male or female, black or white, gay or straight, overweight or underweight, gifted or differently abled, are entitled to infinite dignity because each human being is created in the image of God. Donations may be made in Marvin’s memory to The SCARC Foundation, 111 U.S. Rt. 206, Newton, NJ 07860; the Bristol Glen Fellowship Fund, 200 Bristol Glen Dr., Newton, NJ 07860; or the Liberty Towers Fund, 32 Liberty St., Newton, NJ 07860. 
 
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Sandy & family----The news of Marvin's death this morning is shared by me in Ms. During my days at WNNJ-AM&FM Marvin -- I would talk often....especially about sports and other topics! When I lost my father many years ago, It was Marvin who expressed his feelings in a greeting card. God Bless you and your family. Sincerely, Ron&Barbara Hickman
Ron Hickman
Anyone who was privileged to have particiapted in athletics for Newton High School during the late 60's knew Marvin. We also knew he was an integral member of every team and embodied the loving spirit of sportsmanship and Newton Pride. He was a blessing to all.
Jim Simmons
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I had the privilege of coaching a couple of the Hollander children, Marvin was always there. I think he attended more NHS games than anyone I know. Just full of class and dignity.
Dave Hegner
Sandy and Roz,My condolences on Marvins death. Fond memories of a dutiful son,loyal and loving brother,and a child of G-d Baruch Atah Adonai
Fred Iliff
Dear Sandy and family, My deepest sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed talking and listening to Marvin. Catherine Fletcher
Catherine Fletcher
Dear Sandy, Roz & family, My deepest condolences on your loss of Marvin. My connection to Marv, and your family, go back to the Newton Paint Store, when Dave Nevins was working there. I fondly recall us all, attending a Mets game, and Marv ALWAYS remembering me, and Dave, over these many years! He will be missed. Drew Smith
Drew Smith
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