Marvin E. Shiffman

Marvin E. Shiffman

January 28, 1919 - July 23, 2012

Marvin E. Shiffman

January 28, 1919 - July 23, 2012


A husband, a father, a grandfather and ‘Grandpa the Great’ (his moniker for great grandpa); All in the name Marvin E. Shiffman.

Marvin E. Shiffman (he always explained that the E stood for Efficient) was a determined, strong goal driven man. Many looked up to him, and he will always remain in our hearts as a great mentor.

A native of Ohio his goal was to achieve the American Dream. World War II Naval Flight Instructor, businessman, Vice-President of Progressive Insurance Company and Founder/CEO of Leader National Insurance made Marv Shiffman the man he was.

Marvin had a very fulfilling 93 years of life. He had many life experiences, and he loved to share many of his life stories both written and verbal with those close to his heart…one never grew tired of listening to all of his tales. Never.

Marv is survived by his wife, Eunice Friedman Shiffman, daughter Lauren Serwitz, granddaughters, Jodi Poole and Jennifer Gama-Serwitz. His great-grandchildren, Taylor and Joshua Gama, Khloe and Colton Poole. He is pre-deceased by first wife June Senor Shiffman and son George Shiffman.

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16 responses to Marvin E. Shiffman

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  1. I am so grateful my children, Taylor age 11, and Joshua age 9, got to know and love my Grandpa. He adored each of them, as both of them loved him.

  2. Sunday July 22, 2012
    Skype with Taylor
    (Typed by Jennifer)

    In her words: Memories of Grandpa the Great

    I loved…when I got to cook you breakfast
    I loved…when we went shopping together and you would show me the puppies in the window
    I loved…when you told me about your jewish religion
    I loved…when I read all your journals
    I loved…that I could stay with you and we’d go to lunch
    I loved…that you told me stuff that was too “complicated”
    I loved…how you told me about the cards you got on your computer
    I loved…how I could help you walk and held your hand
    I loved…how you would sneak a lemon drop to me before dinner
    I loved…when I wrote 1 check with you

    I will cherish those memories forever
    I love you Grandpa
    ~Taylor (age 11)

  3. For those short but precious moments that i have been privileged to be of service to you Mr. Marvin Shiffman, I as your caregiver have been deeply touched by those little things you showed me while you are under my care.

    Thank you and i am grateful to know you. I will surely miss you.

    May God continue to shine his love upon you and your loved ones now that you are finally in his warm and eternal embrace.

    Gary Pantanosas and family.

  4. nancy Booth says:

    Lit a candle in memory of Marvin E. Shiffman

  5. Thank you Gary for your kind and thoughful words.

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