Marvin Bertman, devoted husband, father, and grandfather was born March 5, 1921 and passed away March 24, 2016. He was the son of Albert and Mollie Bertman who had immigrated to the US from Russia. They lived on La Porte Road behind their family business, a grocery store. Marvin was very close to his two older sisters, Lillie and Dottie. The three of them were very devoted to each other. Having grown up in the grocery business, it was natural that he became employed at Weingarten’s Grocery Store in the year 1939. In 1942, Marvin enlisted in the US Army. During WWII, he was stationed in the Persian Gulf where the conditions were very harsh. His sister Dottie wrote to him every single day which he treasured the rest of his life. Marvin worked his way up the ranks from Private all the way to Master Sargent in the Transportation Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a decorated soldier having earned the European African Middle East Theatre Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal. He returned to Houston and resumed his job at Weingarten’s Grocery as Grocery Department Manager and then became employed at Grocer’s Supply Company in 1947.
As a young man, Marvin enjoyed going dancing with his sisters and visiting with his friends. In 1949 he married the love of his life, Janice. They had two daughters, Marsha and Susan. His family was the joy of his life. He took them on family vacations every year and always did everything that he could to show his love and support to them.
After Marvin retired from Grocer’s Supply Company, he continued to work for them part time specifically helping Fiesta until May 2014. He loved his work and coworkers, and they loved him dearly.
Marvin was the sweetest, most gentle soul one could ever hope to know. He leaves behind, his wife Janice Bertman, daughters Malkah (Marsha) Bertman and Susan Monsees, son-in-law Richard Monsees, grandchildren Eve and Jennifer Monsees, son-in-law Abraham Fisch, grandchildren Joel Zaluska, Michael and Desiree Fisch, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eugene and Rita Wilkenfeld.
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