Marvin M. Grieve

04/04/2011 4:56 PM |

Marvin M. Grieve died on April 2 at his home in Calverton, N.Y., at the age of 89.

Born in New York City on July 22, 1921, Marvin spent his early years in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, serving as a B-26 pilot in North Africa and Italy. He flew 60 bombing missions and was shot down twice, emerging without a scratch.

After the war, he lived in Paris for a year and then worked in his father’s picture framing and antiques business, before starting his career in television program syndication in the early 1950s. In 1969 Marvin founded MG Films, focusing on children’s programming, and in 1980 he partnered with Richard Perin, forming MG/Perin, producing and distributing syndicated TV programs.

After his retirement, he took great pride in helping build homes on the East End of Long Island with Habitat for Humanity.

Martin loved life and lived his to the fullest.

Predeceased by his sister, Marjorie, Marvin is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Holly. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Valorie Dawson, and by the many friends of all ages whose lives he touched.

Arrangements were in the care of McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A private memorial service will take place in the near future.

This is a paid notice.