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Marvin McCandless

Marvin McCandless

Thursday, November 19th, 1931 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE ASSISTING AND CARING FOR THE FAMILY OF MARVIN MCCANDLESS



WATERBURY – Marvin McCandless age 88, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Waterbury Hospital, surrounded by the love and comfort of his family.

Marvin was born on November 19, 1931, in Aromas California, the son of late Leslie and Ethel (Palmer) McCandless. He attended Watsonville High School where he played on the football team. After high school Marvin joined the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country on the USS Manchester as well as shore duty on the island of Guam, during the Korean War Conflict. After completing his military service he returned to his California home. Marvin married his wife, Sarah (Fruh) on February 13, 1958, and they spent the majority of their lives together in Watsonville. Marvin worked at Lockheed Martin and later at Farmer Brothers Coffee as a salesman. Marvin was an avid fisherman and even took over his father-in-law's fishing lure business after his death. Marvin and his entire family manufactured, packaged and distributed The Wonder Baitless Jig to charter fishing boats in both Monterey and Santa Cruz for many years. Marvin and Sarah were both active members of the Pajaro First Assembly of God Church, which later became Green Valley Christian Center. After retiring, he and Sarah moved to Brawley, California to be near their eldest son, Andy. After Sarah's death in 2015, Marvin moved to Waterbury, Connecticut, to live with his son, Tim and his family. While living in Waterbury, Marvin was able to once again enjoy one of his favorite activities, fishing. He also attended Walnut Hill Community Church with Tim and his family. Marvin's love of sports was evident whenever his favorite teams were playing, the 49'ers or the Yankees and he would rarely miss a game on television. After moving to Connecticut, Marvin became a fan of the University of Connecticut’s Women's basketball team and would always wear his lucky UConn hat, when he watched their games.

Left to cherish his memory and honor Marvin’s love and legacy, are his four children, Andrew McCandless and his wife Keitha, Cindy Pieramico and her husband Steve, Sandy Brooks, Tim McCandless and his wife Robin, Marvin and Sarah were blessed with 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Nancy Perryman and his brother, Tom McCandless.

Funeral Services for Mr. McCandless will be held privately and at the convenience of his family. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury CT 06705 has been entrusted and honored to assist the McCandless family. Memories last only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory on Marvin’s Tribute page at www.eastsidememorial.com.
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    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Walnut Hill Community Church
    Address
    274 Bunker Hill Ave
    WATERBURY, CT 06708
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    All those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church.

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Ziona Goren

Posted at 08:34am
Hello. I am the daughter of Gertrude Carmely, a first grade teacher at Aromas School in the 60s and 70s. I grew up attending many school events there. I remember how fond my mother was of Mr. and Mrs. McCandless and their children. She spoke of their kindness. I remember them that way, too, as they would arrive to the much anticipated, annual Halloween Carnivals, with arms full of cake walk donations. (I think I was lucky enough to win one of those prized creations at least once, which was quite a thrill for young me!)
Please know their way of being mattered and was appreciated. It was a quieter, simpler time then—those days in Aromas—and, as always, how we treated each other is perhaps what mattered most.
Thank you to them, on behalf of my deceased mother. Their kindness supported her, which allowed for her commitment to education and children to shine more brightly. Clearly they had that commitment, too.
I send you my respect and I send you my condolences.
Ziona (Zoni) Carmely Goren
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Peggy Uzarski

Posted at 03:09pm
So sorry to hear. We remember Mr. McCandless at all of Katie and Molly's TCA basketball games - home and away! May God comfort the whole family during this sad time. Love, The Uzarskis
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Donna Brechtfeldt

Posted at 06:45pm
I knew the McCandless family when I was growing up. My dad and Les were friends. I remember when Marvin and Sarah married and when Andy was born we went to their place to see the new baby. I have great memories of times spent at Les and Ethels place. May God surround the entire family as you all grieve the loss of this good man. May He encourage your hearts and fill them with the joy of your memories. Respectfully, Donna ‘Tuana’ Paige Brechtfeldt.
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Donald A Roy

Posted at 09:35am
Our deepest sympathy to Marvin's Family. I will miss our waving to each other every time I drove by and saw Marvin setting on the front porch. Even from my yard we would always wave to each other. A few times Marvin drove his wheelchair up to my yard and we would have a pleasant conversion. I only had this simple connection with him for a very short time, but I found him to be a friendly man, a good man. Rest in Peace Marvin.

Donald and Olga Roy
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Rosemary LaPan

Posted at 09:57pm
I will always remember Marvin as a staple of our church community. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers to his family ❤❤❤
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