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“May God bless you and your family. When I think of Marv, he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. Thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Michelle Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest sympathy to Doris and family. What a beautiful tribute by a wonderful loving wife. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Rose

“To Doris and family, I just found out about Marv's passing and wanted to send you our condolences. Marv will always be remembered for his love of you...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Rabbi Mitchell Kornspan - IN

“I met Doris about 5 yrs ago when she started working at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office. Needless to say, shortly thereafter I met Marv. From the...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Leslie Chalfant - Fort Wayne, IN

“I just heard of Marv's passing today. I am so sorry. He was a terrific guy who will be greatly missed!Art Saltsberg ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“You are in my thoughts and in my heart. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Carrie Kile - Fort Wayne, IN

“One of a Kind, never to be replicated. One of my Favorite People. A charming, true Gentleman who always had a hug, a kiss and a smile to greet me. I...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Diana Amstutz - IN

“sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word and find comfort in the hope that he gives us all of seeing your loved...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“MRS. DORIS GOTTLIEB AND FAMILY:PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE, MARVIN GOTTLIEB.SINCERELY,MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM C....Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: WILLIAM C. AND DONNA J. PHILLIPS - IN

“Our deepest sympathy to Doris and family. Marv was such a joy for our staff on your visits. He will be greatly missed.--the staff of Cinema Grill ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jody Wiedenhoeft - Fort Wayne, IN

“Doris, I am very sorry for your loss. I know you and Marv were very much in love. He will be missed. Love your friend and co-worker Tracy ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Tracy Stevens - Fort Wayne, IN

“Doris, I am sure you know my thoughts are with you. My dad and I will always remember and be thankful for our time with you and Marv during the past...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: TJ McCombs - Fort Wayne, IN

“My thoughts are with u, it was an honor knowing such a wonderful man ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Amanda Miller - ft wayne, IN

“Marvin was my friend for the last 20+ years. He was the epitome of s mensch. His smile could light up a dark room. A great story teller, he could...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff and Charlene Gubitz - LA

“Doris, Marv will always be TOM to me. He had such an energy about him. You couldn't help but love him. He will be greatly missed. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Elaine Hansen - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest sympathy with the entire Gottlieb family. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Rod Woodruff - Indianapolis, IN

“My Sympathy to Doris and family. I enjoyed Marv's wonderful Smile and attitude in the Dental office. He will be missed indeed! Love, Your...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Cindy Gaumer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Marv was a great friend and a man that should be emulated. He always brought a lot to any activity. Heaven's gain is our world's loss. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mason & Kathy Hendricks - IN

Aug. 6th, 2014 heading for MINI Takes The States 2014 “Lt. Dorito and Cap'n Marvo.... our very dear friends. The MINI Cooper brought us together and made us lifelong friends. We will miss Marv terribly...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Gerson and Connie Rosenbloom - IN

“Doris and family..I am so sorry for your loss..my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jill Baker - Jacksonville, NC


It is never easy to bid a final farewell to someone you love. My husband passed away Saturday November 26, 2016. I have a heavy heart as I write this and will try to remember some of his many accomplishments. His birthday May 5, 1929 was affectionately referred to by family and friends as Cinco De Marvo! He was the kind of guy who gave sales a good name. A dedicated husband, father of three and grandfather of 8, supporter of civic causes, long time Ad Club member and a golfing member at Pine Valley Country Club since 1967. I like using the adjective avuncular when talking about Marv because it's suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness. He shared his life with me having just celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary. Marv began his post-retirement career as senior staff photographer for Fort Wayne's Golf Today magazine, covering some PGA golf tournaments! "Not many people think of me as a photographer but I studied the craft, bought the equipment and now I love it." Born and raised in the Bronx, graduated from Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana State University) with a BS Degree in Theatre and English. Completed graduate work at Columbia University and a special sales marketing course at Harvard University. Served in the US Army Signal Corps as a Public Information Specialist for two years during the Korean War. After a brief stint as an NBC page in NY, he moved to Albany NY to be an Account Executive for WROW Radio. I was a time buyer at an advertising agency and when he met me for the first time he was absolutely smitten! From Albany we moved to Pittsburgh, Marv at KDKA-TV. While living in Pittsburgh, he volunteered his time once a week at the Veterans Hospital Radio-TV Guild putting on scripts over the Bedside Network for the hospitalized veterans to enjoy. We came to Fort Wayne in 1967. Marv as a local sales manager WPTA-TV where he became general sales manager and vice president/station manager. In 1990 he helped get WJFX on the air before moving to WKJG-TV ending his broadcast sales career as the interim General Manager in 1998. Marv received the Silver Medal Award in 1992 for his long and distinguished career in broadcasting as well as many civic activities in Fort Wayne. We belonged to the MiniCooperCarClub of Indiana, having enjoyed many road rallies and destination trips every year for ten years. Marv so enjoyed his turbo charged MiniCooper. Loved seeing America ground level from coast to coast with me right beside him! Loved driving that car! Always asking me, "Honey, are there any errands you need to do today?" It was a treat just doing those errands together, never taking anything for granted and we both took great pleasure in the simplest of outings. Surviving are our children, Lauren Senoff, Ross (Ann Marie) Gottlieb, and Ken Gottlieb. Grandchildren, Emily, Eden, and Aaron Senoff, Sara Jacob and Anna Gottlieb, Jack and Rachel Gottlieb. And me, Doris. (WB2MB) Gone but not forgotten. There was a man who had his own style. This man called Marv, always with a smile. In lieu of flowers, donations to B'nai Jacob Synagogue, Congregation Achduth Vesholom or Fort Wayne Jewish Federation in Marv's memory.