Dr. Marvin Hamburg died February 3, 2013, in Boynton Beach, FL. He was 88 years old, and led an outstanding life as a son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, granduncle, brother and friend of many. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was graduated from Townsend Harris High School, CCNY, and the NYU Dental School. Marvin was a veteran of World War II, where he fought at age 20 at the Bridge of Remagen, Germany, and was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He practiced dentistry for many years in Queens, NY, and was a Professor of Dentistry at NYU, teaching both American and foreign students. He is remembered with great love by his wife of 64 years, Natalie; his devoted children, Andi Jacoby and Dr. Lawrence Hamburg, his caring daughter-in-law, Anne Marie; his outstanding grandchildren, Jason, Jamie and Ryan; loving Niece Elizabeth Hamburg (Roberto DeMitri), and Nephew, John Hamburg (Christina Kirk), and great grandniece, Stella; and by his brother, Morton I. Hamburg, and sister-in-law, Joan Hamburg, of New York City, who will always remember him.
Marvin is also remembered for his exemplary work in the field of Genealogy, as a counselor and Freshman Division Head at his beloved Camp Mooween, and as a member of the Jewish faith. Services were held on February 5th in Boynton Beach, and burial with full military honors was at Eternal Light Memorial Gardens. Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to the Oral Cancer Awareness Foundation, Att’n: Education Fund, 715 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, or a charity of your choice.
Published in The New York Times on February 9, 2013.