Marvin Korff, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully at home in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at age 96.
Marvin grew up in the Logan section of North Philadelphia and was a graduate of Simon Gratz High School. He served in the US Navy as a radio technician on the USS Savannah from 1943 - 1946, the ship that escorted President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the conference at Yalta.
Marvin attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, later earning a master's degree in Control Theory.
He worked as a radar systems engineer for RCA for 40 years, the highlight of his career being a six-year assignment to Kwajalein, Marshall Islands in the Pacific Missile Test Range. Following retirement, he substitute-taught math and physics in the Cherry Hill high schools.
Marvin had five children with his first wife, Elaine. He married Marlene in 1989, and enjoyed their extended family, traveling to see their children and grandchildren throughout the country. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who loved to cook, fix things, and take care of their home.
Marvin was an avid tennis player and skier. He led hikes on the Wissahickon for the Outdoor Club of South Jersey into his eighties. He loved a good meal and a long conversation, and most especially, he loved taking care of his family.
He was predeceased by his parents : Bessie and Isaac Korff, and his brother, Bernie Korff.
He leaves behind his wife, Marlene (née Caskey),
his 5 children:
Simha Baer Korff, Sunset Gardener, Dr. Gary Korff (Roberta), Beth Inez Korff (Terence Smith), Jay Korff (Rosalyn);
Esther Meyer (Shmuel), Yitzhar Korff, Sky Gardener, Shmulik Korff, Aisling McComick (Brett), Austin Korff, Sierra Korff, Zachary Korff, Samantha Korff, Chris Bhilo, Devon Bhilo, Tamar Geller, Gabriel Geller, Natan Geller;
11 great grandchildren with two on the way.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to: iPraxis.org , an organization supporting urban youth pursuing a future in STEM.