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Marvin L. Clem
July 27, 1936 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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DOVER, PA – Marvin L. Clem, 87, formerly of Cumberland, MD, entered into rest at 10:08 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at UPMC West Shore in Mechanicsburg, PA. He was the husband of the late Barbara L. (Harrison) Clem.
Born July 27, 1936 in Rawlings, MD, he was a son of the late Leon and Edith (Flanagan) Clem.
Marvin was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kristen Baligush and sister, Frieda Combs.
Marvin graduated from Bruce High School in Westernport, MD in 1954 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957. He later earned his Associate’s Degree in 1973 from Allegany Community College. Marvin retired following over 50 years of service for Allegany Ballistics Laboratory and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
He was a man of steadfast faith. He was known amongst his friends for his generosity and enjoyed helping others. Marvin also enjoyed playing baseball while he was in the Marines, as well as bowling and playing softball and golf.
He had a special love for animals, especially dogs. We will be sending him off with the ashes of his beloved pups Prince, Princess, Whiskers, Toby, Suzette, Suzie Q, William, and Harry.
He was a lover of Hawaiian shirts, Mickey Mouse, Trains, Mallard ducks, and a complete junk food junkie. He never met anything chocolate he didn’t love and was on an eternal quest for carrot cake without nuts in it!
He enjoyed driving his great grandchildren to and from school and work and watching every NCIS episode ever made repeatedly.
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy L. Lewis and Constance L. Lawn, both of Dover, PA; a step-son, William “Scott” Judge of Cumberland, MD; seven grandchildren, Amanda Good (Kevin), Lisa Lewis, Ryan Lawn (Mendi), Kaitlyn Baligush, Jessica Hunt (Will), Parker Judge and Jordan Judge; eight great grandchildren, Allison, Karma, Emily, Lilyanna, Kaylie, Alaina, Layla and Kai; two brothers, Garry Clem (Beverly) and Lee Clem (Eva); a sister, Rose Raines; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Tera Wagoner, Sharon and Mick O’Niel, and Jessie Stevenson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland MD on November 22, 2023 from 10AM-11AM. We encourage you to wear your best Hawaiian attire. Interment of ashes will be in a private ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Dover, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or your local SPCA.
To share memories of Marvin and condolences with his family, please visit www.emigfuneralhome.com.