Funeral Details

Marvin David Berns

September 7, 1927 - November 22, 2022

SERVICE INFORMATION

Date and Time

Friday, November 25, 2022 at 12 Noon

Graveside

Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Clergy

Rabbi Larry Edwards

Condolences

Hospitality Room
4300 Marine Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Friday upon return from the cemetery until 4PM

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Memorial Contributions

Honor Flight Chicago
9701 W Higgins Road, Suite 310
Rosemont, IL 60018-4703
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OBITUARY

Marvin David Berns died on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 95. He was preceded in death by James William Whetstone, his beloved husband of 50 years. Loving brother of Robert, and devoted son of Philip and Pauline-who have preceded him. Marvin is survived by his sisters-in-law Cheryl Walden and Terry Hopkins of Minnesota. Marvin led a fascinating life from growing up in Albany Park to serving in WWII and the Korean War; Mad Men era advertising; and with James, a joyous ride through life together. Marvin will be missed by so many who were lucky enough to be his friend. Services will be held Friday, November 25, 12:00 Noon at Westlawn Cemetery, 7801 W. Montrose (Eastlake section), Chicago, IL. Tributes in Marvin’s memory can be made to Honor Flight Chicago, www.honorflightchicago.org; 9701 W Higgins Road, Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018-4703, with thanks. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,www.cjfinfo.com


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I can not believe I will never see my "Darling" Marvin again. He brought so much light into so many lives, mine included . He had the best laugh in the whole world. I was very fortunate to call him my friend. Spending time with him was so special, whether we were going out to Brunch, taking him to run errands, sitting on the patio, or enjoying cocktail time with him. He truly was so special and one of a kind. He will be in my heart forever and I will miss him dearly.

Love you forever "Darling!

Barb Brogan
November 23, 2022
A man of man's. A true patriot for his country, a beloved husband to James for 54 years, and a valued FRIEND TO MANY. HE WALKS WITH JAMES ON THE SAND OF HEAVEN.

Tim Czarnecki
November 23, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. It was my honor to be Marvin's escort during his visit to the WWII memorial with the Chicago Honor Flights. He will always hold a special place in my heart. He was my very first Veteran and we had a wonderful day together. Marvin also received letters from my students for Veterans Day one year and he responded to them all!
Although we only spent one day together he made a life long impression.
RIP my friend,
Vicky Smith

Victoria Smith
November 23, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. It was my honor to be Marvin's escort during his visit to the WWII memorial with the Chicago Honor Flights. He will always hold a special place in my heart. He was my very first Veteran and we had a wonderful day together. Marvin also received letters from my students for Veterans Day one year and he responded to them all!
Although we only spent one day together he made a life long impression.
RIP my friend,
Vicky Smith

Victoria Smith
November 23, 2022
Sending Love and Light to your Soul’s Journey Onwards.

Blessed to have known you.

Marc StCamille
November 24, 2022
Dear Marvin. 4300 N Marine will miss you. Tom and I are so fortunate to have known you in the short time we’ve lived here. Your soul will be present with many always. If anyone asks “is there dessert”, I will laugh and smile knowing that was always your special time. Love you!

Steve Lilienthal
November 24, 2022
Dear Marvin Young will miss your smile and sweet voice ......
Young
November 24 .2022

Young Lee
November 24, 2022
You will be missed. You always had a good Sense of humor, witty responses, and a good look on life. Thanks for being in my life.

Desiree Shurman
November 24, 2022
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you. We are so sorry we are not able to join you tomorrow in celebration for Marvin but we are so thankful for all he brought to our lives. He was our second brother! It’s fun to recall, in earlier years’ when James and Marvin came to Minneapolis. It was always an adventure. We would visit the Minneapolis Art Institute, and the Russian Art Museum, and other favorite places. Cooking for them could be challenging, as well as the “perfect cup of coffee” for Marvin. We struggled with that for years as Marvin referred to our coffee as tea. However, we finally got it…..when in doubt, add another BIG scoop! We are blessed many times over for the joy, love and laughter Marvin brought to our lives. Thanks to all of you, especially Jim Struthers and Shawn Marsh for your ongoing support, love and friendship to Marvin. The past 6 years were a struggle for him without James. Now, they are together again and we find comfort in that. We will miss Marvin dearly, especially in the morning when we called to enjoy a “perfect” cup of coffee together. In our hearts forever, Cherrie Walden and Terrie Hopkins ❤️❤️

Terrie And Cherrie
November 24, 2022
The sad news of his passing reached the shores of South Africa. We have lost a big one. They don't make them like him anymore.

Michel Adam
November 24, 2022
I had the good fortune to meet Marvin while working at "It's a Breeze" in Lakeside, Michigan. Michael and I spent many wonderful evenings with Marvin and James. They individually had the most interesting backgrounds and together they were incredibly talented entrepreneurs! Marvin was kind, generous and such fun! I am grateful for his friendship and the memories we shared.

Margaret and Michael Youssi
November 26, 2022