Dr. Marvin S. Sills, 89, of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, beloved husband for 60 years, to the late Natalie (Poorvu) Sills. Born in Malden, MA May 3, 1923, he was the son of the late Lewis and Flora (Glanz) Silverman. He attended Boston University and received his Doctor of Optometry from the Massachusetts School of Optometry. He moved to West Hartford in 1961 when he opened the Optical Dept. At Sears in Corbins Corner and practiced optometry in the Hartford area for nearly 50 years, until age 86. He was a Veteran of World War II, Having served in Texas as an Optometric Assistance in Army hospitals. He was also an accomplished saxophone and clarinet player and played in dance bands around New England as a young man. He was an avid Red Sox and NE Patriots fan. He is survived by his devoted daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jonathan Goldberg of Wallingford, and his cherished granddaughter Alison Goldberg. He also leaves his brother, George Silverman of Beverly, MA.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. A Memorial Period will be observed at the home of his daughter, 7 Nod Brook Rd., Wallingford Thursday 1-8 pm and Friday 4-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, I-91 Tech Center, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, 06067. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Marvin, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm