Marvin Lawrence Comegys
Marvin Lawrence Comegys was a quiet and calm person.
Marvin L. Comegys, affectionatley known as "Brother" was born to the late Arthur Wellington Comegys and the late Greta Mae Comegys in Camden, NJ on February 1, 1938. He was the youngest of nine children and a twin to Margaret (Sissy). He was predeceased by six brothers: Leon, Robert, Wellington, Arthur, Allen, and Donald. He was also predeceased by a special aunt, Clara Cooper.
He was educated in the Camden City School system, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956. He serve in the US Army and attended Military Intelligence School. After receiving an honorable discharge he set his sights on continuing his education. Marvin graduating from Glassboro State Teachers College (Rowan University) with a BA degree in Social Studies and a MA in Administration.
Marvin was employed by the Camden City Board of Education for thirty-three years, before retiring in 1997. He was a dedicated educator and every much loved by his students. Marvin also was an avid about his music. He loved all typeds of music. He also enjoyed bowling, taking pictures, and all types of sports. Marvin married Mary E. (Dolly) Cox on June 29, 1974. They shared thirty years of a very loving reationship. They traveled to many places and enjoyed fellowship of family and friends. In his quiet, but outgoing manner, he showed his love for all. He had a way of making everyone feel special.
Marvin was a life long member of Mt. Hope. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was confirmed under Rev. Gaines. As a young adult Marvin became an active church member and remained a vital part of the church. He served as a Church School teacher, Church School Superintendent, Trustee, initiated many special projects. Marvin also served as Men's Day Chairperson numerous times. His longest service to the church was as an usher. He loved to greet the members and visitors with a smile. Marvin remained active as an usher until this past November.
Marvin was also very active in the Men's Ministry of the church. He started with the ministry's first meeting and remained faithful to the ministry even during his illness. His service to the church will never be forgotten.
Cherishing this legacy of love is: his wife, Mary (Dolly); one daughter, Rev. Dorothy (Will) Boggs; four grandchildren; Darryl (Sharon), Dwayned, Richard, and TriChonda (Frankie); special granddaughter, Sandy; one brother, Paul of Aurora, NC; a twin sister, Margaret; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Comegys and Ruth Cox; two uncles, Owen Cooper and Bishop Millard Cox; one aunt Annie Bouleware; six great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.