Edward E. Marvin

April 24, 1924 ~ September 4, 2018 (age 94)

Edward E. Marvin, 94, of Seneca, passed away late Tuesday night, September 04, 2018 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City. 


Edward was born in Troy Center, Crawford County, on April 24, 1924.  He was the son of the late Arter B. and Myrta Kightlinger Marvin.  He attended Oil City High School.  He went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army during World War II.  He served under General Patton in the Red Devil Tank BTL.  He attained the rank of Corporal and fought in the European Theatre, Germany and Belgium and was wounded in France in 1946.  He received a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal, a Bronze Star, and the Victory Medal.  After his time in the military, he worked as a welder for CPT in Franklin for twenty years.  Edward was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Oil City, the American Legion Post, the American Rifle Association, and was a life member of Cornplanter Fire Department.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working. 

He was first married to Marie Johnson.  She preceded him in death in 1977.  Later he married Alice Himes.  She preceded him in death in 2015.


Edward is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Kuhls and her husband, David, and Brenda Herring, five grandchildren, Amy Kuhls, Shelly Viscomi and her husband, Tony, Jamie Pfendler, Jessica White and her husband, Randy, and Marene Willison and her husband, Joey.  Also surviving are numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and spouses, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer, Milton, Marion, and Lewis and three sisters, Fay Arbulah, and Anna. 


Friends will be received at the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257, Seneca, Cranberry Township, on Friday from 11am -2pm. Military honors accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard will be held at the funeral home at 2pm. A funeral service will follow  with the Rev. Byron Myers, Edward's church pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Lamey Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Mr. Marvin's name may be made to Oakwood Heights, 10 Vo-Tech Dr. Oil City, Pa 16301.  For more information, or to send a condolence, please visit   

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