Marvin J Fish, retired vice president of marketing and a leading expert in scrap metal recycling, passed away due to complications from COVID-19 Jan. 12, 2021, in Atlanta. The beloved husband, father and grandfather was 77.
Born in 1943 to parents Adeline and Harry Fish, Mavin was raised in Pensacola, Fla. He received a bachelor’s in industrial engineering from the University of Florida. While attending UF, he was the president of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, where he met the love of his life who became his wife of 55 years Marsha (Kramer) Fish.
Respected as one of the country’s top experts in scrap metal recycling, Marvin built a vibrant career spanning 55-plus years with some of the most progressive companies in Pensacola, New Orleans, Birmingham and Atlanta.
In addition to his professional work, he also dedicated himself to a life of service within his community. He is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and served the country in the U.S. Army. He also generously dedicated his time and leadership expertise serving as president of B’nai Israel Synagogue and president of the Easterseals of Northwest Florida in Pensacola.
In Atlanta, he has been an active member of Congregation Beth Shalom and a longtime participant in the North Atlanta Men’s Club and in a weekly poker game. Following his retirement last year, he actively participated in various classes. He challenged himself throughout his life and was a lifelong learner.
He is survived by Marsha; their children Howard Fish (Amanda) and Lori Fish Bard (Larry Bard); and five grandchildren Gregory, Addie, Marissa, Eva, and Simon. He was known as “Pop” and proudly displayed a framed sign that read “My favorite people call me POP.” He also leaves behind his brother, Buddy, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and family members.
Donations in Marvin Fish’s name can be made to Congregation Beth Shalom (www.bethshalom.net). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.