Marvin L. Siegel

November 21, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Marvin L. Siegel, age 100, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021.  Born in Buffalo, NY in 1921.  Marvin attended the University of Southern California (the real USC) and the London School of Economics.

As a member of the Greatest Generation, he was a proud soldier of the 515th Field Artillery Battalion that saw extensive action in Europe during World War II.  He owned Siegel’s Furniture in Lockport, NY, which operated for 40 years. During that time, he was active in the Lockport Business Association, Youngstown Yacht Club and Temple Beth Zion. Marvin was a dedicated father and husband who loved his four children.  He was an avid skier and sailor logging innumerable days on sailboats - each, in turn, named Blythe Spirit.  He retired early to sail the world with his loving bride Joyce on the final Blythe Spirit.

Marvin is survived by his son, Richard and his wife, Cindy of Seabrook Island SC and daughter, Marcie Shealy and her husband, Torrence of Charlotte and seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, James (Basil), Max, Gus, Ben, Trevor, and Grace.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Joyce, a son, Mark and a daughter, Susan.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Asbury Health and Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate for their wonderful and loving care.

Memorials may be offered in memory of Marvin to Aldersgate, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Marilyn Woodin

    I met Marvin at art class at Mary Ann's in 2012. He was just delightful with his anecdotes, wisdom and patience as I tried to learn how to tell jokes.
    We all just adored him and had a send-off party at the Daily Planet. I went to his house sale prior to his moving and bought a painting I had seen him do, while in class with me and it's cherished. I wrote to him a few times and was so saddened to learn of Joyce's passing and of the loss of his eyesight. I'm sure he was a trooper right until the end. Our world was definitely a better place with him in it. My condolences and blessings to the family.

  • Linda Hartell

    Richard and Marcie -
    I met your Mom and Dad eight or ten years ago here at Aldersgate. I remember saying to a mutual friend, Dr. Bernard Fitzgerald, “I’m not so sure about him; he seems kind of gruff.”
    Bernard assured me that wasn’t so, that I should get to know him, and that he was an interesting, funny, really nice guy. How true. We became friends ; I always called him “Marvelous” and your mom “Joyous”. He called me “Susie” because he said I reminded him of your sister Susie. During the Covid lockdown I really missed seeing him. I played bridge with Joyous one afternoon pre Covid and we bid two slams in bridge back to back. I told her she was one of the best partners I’d ever had.
    How your family must be missing them. How DID y’all luck out with two such devoted, wonderful parents?!