Marvin Burt Marcus, a welcoming presence at the minyanim at Beth Joseph and BMH-BJ, passed away Nov. 16, 2013, in Denver. Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Nov. 17 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
Mr. Marcus was born April 29, 1922, in Denver. Raised in New York, where he attended Yeshiva Eitz Chaim, he lived in Palestine in the 1930s and resided in St. Louis and Chicago.
Drafted in 1942, he helped build pontoon bridges and also served as an interpreter due to his fluent German. Mr. Marcus fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, and arrived on Normandy Beach five days after D-Day.