In Remembrance: Marvin Deckoff ’53 Died on May 17 2024

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Marvin Deckoff passed away on May 17, 2024, at his home in New York City, surrounded by his family. He was 92.

Marvin ran the Tribune Printing Company in Manhattan through most of his career, retiring in 1995. But his chief pleasures stemmed from his family, friends, and his passion for racquet sports and the beaches and bays of Long Island. He was a proud alumnus of Yale University and served as chairman of its Alumni Fund from 1976 to 1978; in 1980 he was honored with the Yale Medal. He held graduate degrees from Fordham and NYU, loved the theater, classical music, travel, astronomy, fine wines, and Latin grammar, and served on the boards of multiple arts and educational institutions. He has donated his body to the Einstein College of Medicine for anatomical study.

Marvin served as class secretary for his Yale College Class of '53 for the past 16 years, never missing a submission deadline during that time for his class notes column, which appeared in the pages of the Yale Alumni Magazine

Marvin is survived by his wife Jane; children John, Anthony ’89 (Leslie), and Hilary (James); and grandchildren Justin, Brendan, Anna and Dashiell.

—Submitted by the family.

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