Marvin Gruber Obituary, Death – Marvin L. Gruber, 59, passed away on December 7, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital Miners Campus in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. He was a resident of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. On June 20, 2022, he and his devoted wife, Karen S. (Rauch) Gruber, who they had been married for 35 years when he passed away, celebrated their anniversary. He was the son of the late George and Elsie (Snyder) Gruber, and he was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Marvin graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli in 1981.
He went on to complete his education at Lincoln Technical Institute in Allentown and received his degree there as well. Marvin also held a large number of other professional qualifications in the fields of emergency medical services and public safety. For the previous 22 years, Marvin served as the Assistant Director of Public Safety at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This college is located in Pennsylvania.
Marvin spent his childhood in New Tripoli, Ohio, on a dairy farm that was owned by his parents and operated by them. This experience most likely formed Marvin’s unparalleled work ethic. Beginning in the late 1980s, when he began his career in the fire service, he quickly established himself as an important member of the New Tripoli community. In addition to that, he was an assistant chief for the Northwestern Ambulance Corps in its earlier days. Marvin has been volunteering his time as a firefighter with the Community Fire Company of New Tripoli since the year 2020. Most recently, he held the position of deacon at Ebenezer United Church of Christ in New Tripoli.
Marvin’s devotion for his family was his top priority. He was a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart, Karen, and a doting grandfather to his three grandchildren. His son and daughter looked up to him as a role model and he was an inspiration to them both. Thursday was always his favorite day of the week because it was the day when his family got together to share a meal and spend time together. When Marvin and Karen went on vacation, one of their go-to destinations was always Disney World. When Marvin took his grandchildren to Disney World for the first time the year before, he felt an extra unique sense of joy.
In most cases, you could find Marv tinkering in his shed or working in the yard around the house. As any responsible father would, he took great pleasure in cleaning his vehicles and maintaining his outdoor space. It was his infectious laugh and his honest nature that won him the admiration of a great number of people. Because of his infectious laugh, quick wit, and calm attitude, he was an undeniably compelling presence. The void that he leaves behind for his family and friends will be difficult to fill for a very long time.