Marvin Kamerlander

February 11, 1924 - January 6, 2021
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Marvin J. Kamerlander, 96, a 38 year resident of Venice, Florida passed away January 6, 2021. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Marian, son, Richard, and sister, Lois Strand.  Surviving members are son, Robert (Roberta), 4 grandchildren, Karma (Todd), Kristen (Steven), Michael (Mackenzie) and Alexis (Jorge) and 7 great-grandchildren,

Amanda, Eric, Brooks, Brandon, Barrett, Kaitlyn and Carter.

Marvin was born and raised in Chicago. He was senior class president of Lakeview H.S., graduating in 1941.  Marvin was employed at the First National Bank of Chicago, where he met his future bride, Marian, and attended classes at Northwestern University.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving in the European Theater during WWII.  He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star.  After the war he returned to the First National Bank of Chicago, retiring as an Executive Vice President of the Trust Department after 39 years.

In 1985 Marvin and his wife survived the St. Patrick’s Day Venice tornado that destroyed their home. They appeared in national print ads and TV commercials for Allstate.

He was a member of Lakeside Lutheran Church serving as president and choir member. One of his favorite pastimes was singing with the Venice Gondoliers Barber Shop Chapter.

His life was dedicated to God and family.  His goals were to be positive, love his family, be a responsible community member and make life happier for everyone his life touched.

A memorial service will be held at a future date at Lakeside Lutheran Church.  In lieu of flowers or other offerings, donations can be made in Marvin’s name to the American Lung Association or Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Born: February 11, 1924
Died: January 6, 2021

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Arlene Palmieri posted on 1/31/21

Dear Bob & Berta, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We know how religious and loving a father, grandfather and great-grandfather he was. Now he is peacefully in heaven with his wife...and other loved ones. We will include you and your family in our prayers.


Samantha Quinn posted on 1/29/21

I am so happy to have met Marv. He truly has an amazing soul. He was such a kind person and always made me smile. He took a lot of pride in his family and his accomplishments. I enjoyed listening to Marv’s stories while looking at his photo albums. Marv cared for so many people and always had the goal to make everyone’s day better. Love you Marvin, thank you for your kindness, you will be missed.


Patricia Orfitelli posted on 1/20/21

While I only knew you for a short time in our Barbershop group, Marvin, it was such a great pleasure practicing and performing our many songs with you. Marv, you will be sadly missed by all of us. May you breathe easy now my friend , walk with a spring in your step, and never be without a song.


Paul Campbell posted on 1/17/21

Marv was a wonderful person and terrific mentor. His help and guidance was much appreciated. I know he will be missed by all.


Steve Lyons posted on 1/12/21

So sorry for the loss. I know he was loved by many! Sending love and thoughts from Texas!


NANCY FRAYER posted on 1/10/21

To Marv's family, He was the nicest man. We were friends with both Marv and Marion for many years through the venice barbershoppers. We found both of Marv and Marion to be the most dedicated married couple we have ever met. This is how Marv was, truly a loving person to everyone. A true family man and friend. We will miss him very much but he now has his reward in heaven where God will now give him the greatest everlasting life. Sing on Marv with all those heavenly angels. We love you, Marv. Lee and Nancy Frayer


Lee Frayer posted on 1/10/21

As the musical director of the Venice Gondolier Barbershop singers I'm not supposed to have favorite members. But Marvin Kamerlander was one of my all time favorites. A wonderful man, a wonderful singer, a true friend, and a person dedicated to all things good. He was loved by all our members.


Gay Fisher posted on 1/10/21

Marvin was a great friend in the Gondoliers Barbershop Chorus. He will be sorely missed.


Bob "Sherlock" Holmes posted on 1/10/21

Marv was a inspiration to all who knew him! There, I can not say it plainer. Yes, I knew him for many years at Lakeside Lutheran Church. I also had the honer and privilege of setting next to him singing with the Venice Gondolier Barbershop Chorus. I have passed on this information to the Gondoliers as many of them (and other chapters) knew and respected him highly. To his family, I too shed both tears of sadness and even more tears of happiness having known him. My Love, Bob "Sherlock" Holmes


Patricia McCann posted on 1/8/21

Marv You were such a special person to me and I will miss you. I was honored to have known you and will treasure our time together. Rest easy my friend Trish McCann