Marvin Shrager died at home in Atlanta on Jan. 14, 2023, surrounded by his adoring family. He was born in 1927 in Plainfield, N.J. He was a graduate of Plainfield High School and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania.
Marvin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married the love of his life, Sara Michael, in 1950, and they raised three children in Plainfield. The family enjoyed summers at the beach, game nights, and bumper-car competitions at the Jersey Shore.
Marvin took over his father’s CPA firm, H.L. Shrager & Co., in Scotch Plains, N.J. He was a partner there for years, until retiring to Atlanta in 2013.
Marvin was an avid card player and tennis player. At 95, he was still playing bridge twice a week with friends and joining his grandchildren for online card games. He was a logic-puzzle wizard and passed on his passion for card games and math puzzles to his children and grandchildren.
Marvin is survived by his wife Sara, his son, Gary Shrager (Eileen Sullivan), his daughter, Jody Sitts (Brian), his three grandchildren, Rachel Lartey (Ayesu), Daniel Sitts (Mitchell Cohen), Dylan Sitts, and a great-grandson, Asong Lartey. He is predeceased by his two sisters, Elinore Heyman and Robin Gerson, and his son, Howard.
Marvin’s greatest joy was his family. He will be remembered for his loving spirit, his intellect, and his keen sense of humor.