Marvin R. Light

Marvin R. Light of Hartford entered eternal life on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 in Harlingen, Texas surrounded by his loving wife and his two daughters. He was 69 years old.

He was born Dec. 22, 1936 in Annville, Pa. to Marvin and Ruth (nee Longenecker) Light. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years of active duty and then married Myra Hartman on Sept. 12, 1959 at the First Congregational Church in LaGrange, Ill.

Marvin worked for the 3M/Lanier Company as a regional service manager for 34 years until his retirement in 1995.

In his retirement, he worked part-time for Zinc Inc. driving truck and the Hartford Country Club cutting grass, and he was the handyman for the Hartford Square Association. He also served as their treasurer. He volunteered at the hospital, drove patients to appointments and installed Lifelines for patients.

In his spare time Marvin enjoyed golfing, flying remote control planes and playing cards.

For three years after retirement, Marvin and Myra traveled full-time in their 5th Wheel throughout the country and then decided to settle in Hartford to be near family and became only "Winter Texans."

Marvin was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Myra; two daughters, Jennifer Miller of Slinger and Julie (Dave) Wellman of Sussex; six grandchildren, Jordan, Rhiannon Berres, Stephanie, Melissa, Jeremiah Miller and Bobby Wellman; two brothers, Richard (Jolyn) Light of Ohio and Ken (Wanda) Light of Idaho; and two sisters, Betty (Steve) Diamond of Pennsylvania and Joanne (Dan) Smith of Colorado. Marvin is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at First United Methodist Church, 738 W. Monroe, Hartford.

Family will greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m. to the time of the service at noon, followed by military rites at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the American Liver Foundation appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford is assisting the family.