Marvin, what a wasted life!
You could have been center fielder for the Yankees!
Thanks to Mitchell Beja for these beautiful memories!
“Marvin, I miss you more than words can say. You were the kindest, most generous and funniest person I ever knew. The fantasy began in 1989, and lasted 23 years. I knew right after your base hit against Whitey Ford, reaching 1st base with your hands raised up to the sky, that you were a true Yankee.
Thank you for the years of friendship, all the ballgames, the trips to spring training with Brandon and Zack who adored you, the Idina Menzel concerts with Rori, who loved you.
I think of you every day of my life. Over this past year, realizing the body of work you have left us, the people you have touched, the students that have learned from you, that you were larger than life itself. But to me, you were Marvin.
You were always Marvin, the same as the day I met you, and the world knows who you are.
On this day, August 6th, my thoughts and prayers go to Terre, who has made sure that your legacy will continue for generations, and after that. I am so lucky to have been a part of that fantasy that will continue always. We all miss and love you so very much, more than anyone could understand, more than you know.
I will miss you forever - Mitchell Beja
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