Marvin L. Bickley, 81, formerly of Sandusky, died Saturday night, April 28, 2007, at his son Danny's residence in Galena, Ohio.
He was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Sandusky, was a 1944 graduate of Sandusky High School and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was sheet metal worker for more than 50 years and a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 65, retiring in 1990. He and his wife moved to Fort Myers, Fla., in 1985, where he was a member of VFW Post 10097, and a life member of the Elks Lodge 1288.
He served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, and was a member of the 3rd JASCO, 3rd Marine Division. He actively participated in the invasion of Guam and the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Marvin is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Coles, to whom he was married 60 years; son, Danny (Kathy) Bickley of Galena; three grandchildren, Todd and Joshua Bickley and Donald Casanova; four great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Melanie) Bickley of Cincinnati; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Harriet (Hoffman) Bickley, and his twin brother, Milton Bickley.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Entombment will be in Castalia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
Condolences may be sent to ransomfuneralhomecom.