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Marvin Rimland, 88, of Newport Beach, CA, died peacefully on June 24, 2017 of natural causes after suffering from Lewy body dementia for the past several years.Marvin leaves his wife of 54 years, Mary Jean; son Scott Rimland and wife Margy of Newport Beach, CA; daughter Anita McManus and husband Brian of Poway, CA; five grandchildren, Audry Rimland, Elise Rimland, Adam Rimland, Hope Thornton and Garrett Thornton. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 24, 1929 to Charles and Frances Rimland, Marv was the youngest of three children and was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Glorya Jones and Ruth Margolis. Marv attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn and The City College of New York, known as the "poor man's Harvard," where he graduated Cum Laude with degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.Following his military service, Marvin began his career with AMF Incorporated in Conn., before transferring to the Santa Barbara division in 1959 and working with the Army Corps of Engineers building the Minuteman missile system. Marv rose through the ranks of AMF, first as VP of Tire Equipment Division in Santa Ana, then promoted to President of AMF Voit in 1970, at the age of 41. AMF Voit was the world's largest producer of athletic equipment and an iconic fixture on school playgrounds across America. At the time AMF was sold in 1984, Marvin was President of both Voit and T.E.D. Following his retirement from Goodyear, Marv worked as a management consultant in the rubber industry for many years.Marv married Mary Jean Brinton on November 23, 1962 and they started their life together in Santa Barbara. Marv and Mary Jean moved to Newport Beach in 1965 and settled in the newly built community of Eastbluff. They enjoyed a wonderful life together, raising their two children, making good friends with their neighbors and traveling the world together.Marv was a kind and caring man that always put his family before his own interests or success. He was quick with a wave or a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors. Marv passionately believed in community and the responsibility to help others. He was a science mentor at Eastbluff Elementary, Eagle Scout volunteer and a longtime volunteer at the Newport Beach Public Library. Marv loved people. He played golf, but mostly to socialize with friends. He was a fixture in his water aerobics group at the Dunes. More than anything, Marv enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, building robots, playing games or really whatever they liked then ending the endeavor with a nice long nap!Above all, Marvin was a dedicated and wonderful husband, world-class dad, grandfather, uncle and brother and will be deeply missed by all that knew him. A celebration of Marv's life is planned for July 7th in Newport Beach. For info contact In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone in need and be a good neighbor.