Marvin Drvar

Marvin Lynn Drvar, 69, of Morgantown, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 9, 1950, in Morgantown, a son of the late Nick Bill Drvar and Janie Radetich Drvar.

He was a 1968 graduate of Morgantown High School. Marvin attended Fairmont State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in education. He continued his education at West Virginia University, earning a Master of Arts in social studies. Marvin then worked for the Monongalia County Courthouse as a deputy clerk, scanning deeds and records onto microfilm. Retiring after 33 years as a deputy clerk, he went on to become an abstractor, which involved his love of researching deeds and records. Marvin started as an abstractor with S&A Property Research and later worked for Mike Ross and Ed Broome.

Marvin attended New Hill Church. He was a member of Brookhaven Lions Club from 1980-99. He was also a member of the Cheat Lake Lions Club from 1999-present and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Marvin also was the cabinet secretary under Tracy Smith with the State Lions Club District L. In his younger years, Marvin enjoyed all sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball and football. Marvin also enjoyed fishing, watching pro wrestling and playing softball for Honest Abe’s Used Cars and had a love of trains that he inherited from his father. Most of all, Marvin enjoyed spending time with his immediate family, especially his grandchildren.

Marvin had many accomplishments in his life but will be mostly remembered for his strong character, integrity and impeccable honesty.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 43 years, Margaret Adams Drvar, of Morgantown; sons, Jacob Elias Drvar and wife Kimberly Savage Drvar, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jared Nathaniel Drvar and wife Lindsey Felton Drvar, of Morgantown; two grandchildren, Arabella Noelle Drvar and Luke David Drvar; and brother, Gary Lee Drvar, of Everettsville.

Friends and family will be received at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 28, and again from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Dodrill officiating. Marvin will be laid to rest at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.