In memory of
Marvin Meyer Sigel
In memory of
Marvin Meyer Sigel
SIGEL, Marvin Meyer Marvin Meyer Sigel was born in Niecwicz, Poland on January 23, 1932 and passed away on February 23, 2019 at his residence in Dallas, Texas. He was the third son born to Drs. Zundel and Hinda Sigel. In Poland, his mother was a dentist while his father was an internist - his father was responsible for Prince Janusz Radziwil and his family as the royal family's physician. The Sigel family of 5 fled Europe in 1937 and spent time with family in Bay City, Tx then Austin, Tx and finally settling with the larger family group in Dallas. While his father gained his US medical degree and opened his 35 year private practice in South Dallas on Forest Avenue, Marvin began school at Brown Elementary and then Forest Avenue High School where he graduated in 1949. He was accepted to SMU where he was a member of the Mustang band , playing drums. His incredible artistic abilities took him to UT Austin where he furthered his studies and degrees and was a member of the Longhorn band as drummer. He then spent 1953-1957 in Korea where his artistic talents were recognized and he continued to develop his incredible skills. He was commissioned to do mural paintings at the US Medical Center in Seoul - he also volunteered his time through the Army teaching art to local children in Seoul. Marvin was invited back to Seoul many years later to see some of his murals still in place- a trip he humbly declined. Upon returning to Dallas in 1957, he started his employment career with Peter Wolfe and Associates creating set design. At this same time he was one of the founding members of the Dallas Men's Art League. His talents were spotted by several art professionals and he was hired as a consultant by Mrs. Lillian Rush of The Rush Art Company, a position he enjoyed for several decades. He was also hired by Braniff Airways to work in their art department creating flight timetables, print ads and billboard design. During this time, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Schuhalter, who moved to Dallas in a career transfer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The two became engaged in 1957 and married on July 3, 1958. Marvin joined the family business, Sigel Liquor Stores, founded by his great-uncle, and was their one person advertising department from 1958-1986. Marvin also has the distinction of creating the "infamous" Sigel Liquor Sign that has recently caught the eyes of Art Deco and retro fans in the Dallas area. He continued his positions at Rush and Braniff and also began teaching oil painting classes at the Julius Schepps Community Center. Marvin had a true love for teaching and these classes expanded to provide guidance through adult and children's classes for over three decades. These classes spread to the Dallas parks and recreation centers, YMCA, and Richland Community College. He was approached by Boone Powell,Sr at Baylor University Medical Center to teach painting weekly as a therapeutic recreational activity to the medical staff and their spouses. He started that project at Baylor in 1970 and continued for twenty years. While managing these multiple positions he was also creating artistic creations mainly in the form of oil paintings that have ultimately filled the homes of countless people throughout the world. His personal paintings have hung in galleries and museums in Dallas, Hong Kong, Seoul, Paris, London, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Although he had not been physically able to paint in a number of years, he was frequently contacted by individuals who recently purchased a painting of his through auction from prior buyers - he was always thrilled to hear from these people and to learn the current whereabouts of his art work-'the most recent call several months ago stating one of his pieces is now in a California synagogue. He has proudly won numerous awards and accolades throughout the years all of which touched him greatly. He was the artist in residence for ten summers for the Tyler Art League and was an invited artist in residence for special intensive courses in Arizona and New Mexico. Over the years, his paintings were purchased by a number of celebrities, creating some amazing acquaintanceships -Victor Borge, Rosemary Clooney , Bob Hope and Tony Bennett to name a few. A 60 year, 3rd generation member of Congregation Shearith Israel, Marvin was one of the creators of the Diamond Jubilee book for the congregation. He additionally was the illustrator for Ginger Jacobs' book regarding Camp Bonim. Though he was proud of his professional abilities, he was most proud of his family. Marvin and Marilyn suffered the loss of two infant children prior to the birth of their son, David. They doted on David every step of the way. They built a loving and welcoming home for the three of them and their extended family. They taught David the true meaning of family as they cared for their parents with devotion and provided a home of love and commitment. On April 29, 1980, after 21 years of marriage, Marvin's life changed permanently when his beloved Marilyn passed away at age 48- a loss he never recovered from. Even after 39 years of widowhood he would still refer to things as "our" when talking. He was a devoted son to his parents but his caring attention to his mother-in-law was so touching as he lovingly helped David with her needs for 17 years after Marilyn passed away. As his health declined, he did find enjoyment in taking cruises with David- they enjoyed 58 cruises all over the world despite being in a wheelchair and suffering multiple maladies- David literally pushed him around the world- even returning to his birthplace of Poland at the age of 80. These trips were so special to both Marvin and David. Marvin became very well known on Celebrity Cruises and they truly treated him as a celebrity. Marvin was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn in 1980, their two infant children (1960, 1963), and by his parents, Drs. Zundel and Hinda Sigel (1972, 1986) as well as by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Frances Schuhalter (1941, 1997). Additionally he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Dr. M. Michael Sigel in 1995 and Dr. Bernard Sigel in 2000. Marvin had an incredible, once in a lifetime medical community caring for his needs- this was orchestrated and led by David who's goal was to have Marvin remain in the comforts of their own home. This team was of Olympic quality and must be recognized- past and present treasured members of this group are Drs. Robert Rosen, Roger Khetan, Rainer Khetan, Anita Khetan, Amy J. Wilson, J. Kent Hamilton, Steven Hays, Eric Smith, Jerald Sklar, as well as the late Louis Sloan, the late Charles Barnett and the late Ben Schnitzer. The indescribable daily attention, care and expertise of Dr. Roger Khetan provided such a dignified and comfortable quality of life for Marvin. Marvin and David were blessed with attendant/caregivers that added such quality and comfort to their lives over the past 5 1/2 Years- Mrs. Terri Williams, Kofi Ohene-Adomako & Peter Ajaegbu as well as his private nurse, Ms. Celetha McMillan. Marvin is survived by his beloved son, David S.Z. Sigel who devoted every day and every night to Marvin's care and comfort. He is also,survived by 11 nieces and nephews- Paul, Gwynne, Adam, Suzy, Vicki, Rachel, Valerie and David Sigel, Carin Schlesinger, Ellie Needelman and June-Lani Gordon, his sister-in-law, Rosalind Schuhalter Gordon, numerous cousins and countless friends. Funeral procession will depart Sparkman Hillcrest NW Highway chapel at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 and will pause out of respect to Mr. Sigel at Congregation Shearith Israel. The procession will then continue to a 3:30pm graveside service at Shearith Israel Cemetery, 4634 Dolphin Road (south of Haskell) where Marvin will be re-joined next to his beloved Marilyn to rest in peace at her side. Services will be officiated by Rabbi Adam Roffman and Cantor Itzhak Zhrebker. Pallbearers will be Adam Sigel, David E. Sigel, Marc Sigel, Dr. Roger Khetan, Dr. Rainer Khetan, Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Malcolm Mazow, Bruno Campesi. A reception will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest immediately following the graveside services & a minyan service will be held following the reception at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marvin's name to the J.B. Wolens Memorial Art Fund at Cong. Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75225 or the charity of your choice.
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In memory of
Marvin Meyer Sigel
SIGEL, Marvin Meyer Marvin Meyer Sigel was born in Niecwicz, Poland on January 23, 1932 and passed away on February 23, 2019 at his residence in Dallas, Texas. He was the third son born to Drs. Zundel and Hinda Sigel. In Poland, his mother was a dentist while his father was an internist - his father was responsible for Prince Janusz Radziwil and his family as the royal family's physician. The Sigel family of 5 fled Europe in 1937 and spent time with family in Bay City, Tx then Austin, Tx and finally settling with the larger family group in Dallas. While his father gained his US medical degree and opened his 35 year private practice in South Dallas on Forest Avenue, Marvin began school at Brown Elementary and then Forest Avenue High School where he graduated in 1949. He was accepted to SMU where he was a member of the Mustang band , playing drums. His incredible artistic abilities took him to UT Austin where he furthered his studies and degrees and was a member of the Longhorn band as drummer. He then spent 1953-1957 in Korea where his artistic talents were recognized and he continued to develop his incredible skills. He was commissioned to do mural paintings at the US Medical Center in Seoul - he also volunteered his time through the Army teaching art to local children in Seoul. Marvin was invited back to Seoul many years later to see some of his murals still in place- a trip he humbly declined. Upon returning to Dallas in 1957, he started his employment career with Peter Wolfe and Associates creating set design. At this same time he was one of the founding members of the Dallas Men's Art League. His talents were spotted by several art professionals and he was hired as a consultant by Mrs. Lillian Rush of The Rush Art Company, a position he enjoyed for several decades. He was also hired by Braniff Airways to work in their art department creating flight timetables, print ads and billboard design. During this time, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Schuhalter, who moved to Dallas in a career transfer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The two became engaged in 1957 and married on July 3, 1958. Marvin joined the family business, Sigel Liquor Stores, founded by his great-uncle, and was their one person advertising department from 1958-1986. Marvin also has the distinction of creating the "infamous" Sigel Liquor Sign that has recently caught the eyes of Art Deco and retro fans in the Dallas area. He continued his positions at Rush and Braniff and also began teaching oil painting classes at the Julius Schepps Community Center. Marvin had a true love for teaching and these classes expanded to provide guidance through adult and children's classes for over three decades. These classes spread to the Dallas parks and recreation centers, YMCA, and Richland Community College. He was approached by Boone Powell,Sr at Baylor University Medical Center to teach painting weekly as a therapeutic recreational activity to the medical staff and their spouses. He started that project at Baylor in 1970 and continued for twenty years. While managing these multiple positions he was also creating artistic creations mainly in the form of oil paintings that have ultimately filled the homes of countless people throughout the world. His personal paintings have hung in galleries and museums in Dallas, Hong Kong, Seoul, Paris, London, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Although he had not been physically able to paint in a number of years, he was frequently contacted by individuals who recently purchased a painting of his through auction from prior buyers - he was always thrilled to hear from these people and to learn the current whereabouts of his art work-'the most recent call several months ago stating one of his pieces is now in a California synagogue. He has proudly won numerous awards and accolades throughout the years all of which touched him greatly. He was the artist in residence for ten summers for the Tyler Art League and was an invited artist in residence for special intensive courses in Arizona and New Mexico. Over the years, his paintings were purchased by a number of celebrities, creating some amazing acquaintanceships -Victor Borge, Rosemary Clooney , Bob Hope and Tony Bennett to name a few. A 60 year, 3rd generation member of Congregation Shearith Israel, Marvin was one of the creators of the Diamond Jubilee book for the congregation. He additionally was the illustrator for Ginger Jacobs' book regarding Camp Bonim. Though he was proud of his professional abilities, he was most proud of his family. Marvin and Marilyn suffered the loss of two infant children prior to the birth of their son, David. They doted on David every step of the way. They built a loving and welcoming home for the three of them and their extended family. They taught David the true meaning of family as they cared for their parents with devotion and provided a home of love and commitment. On April 29, 1980, after 21 years of marriage, Marvin's life changed permanently when his beloved Marilyn passed away at age 48- a loss he never recovered from. Even after 39 years of widowhood he would still refer to things as "our" when talking. He was a devoted son to his parents but his caring attention to his mother-in-law was so touching as he lovingly helped David with her needs for 17 years after Marilyn passed away. As his health declined, he did find enjoyment in taking cruises with David- they enjoyed 58 cruises all over the world despite being in a wheelchair and suffering multiple maladies- David literally pushed him around the world- even returning to his birthplace of Poland at the age of 80. These trips were so special to both Marvin and David. Marvin became very well known on Celebrity Cruises and they truly treated him as a celebrity. Marvin was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn in 1980, their two infant children (1960, 1963), and by his parents, Drs. Zundel and Hinda Sigel (1972, 1986) as well as by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Frances Schuhalter (1941, 1997). Additionally he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Dr. M. Michael Sigel in 1995 and Dr. Bernard Sigel in 2000. Marvin had an incredible, once in a lifetime medical community caring for his needs- this was orchestrated and led by David who's goal was to have Marvin remain in the comforts of their own home. This team was of Olympic quality and must be recognized- past and present treasured members of this group are Drs. Robert Rosen, Roger Khetan, Rainer Khetan, Anita Khetan, Amy J. Wilson, J. Kent Hamilton, Steven Hays, Eric Smith, Jerald Sklar, as well as the late Louis Sloan, the late Charles Barnett and the late Ben Schnitzer. The indescribable daily attention, care and expertise of Dr. Roger Khetan provided such a dignified and comfortable quality of life for Marvin. Marvin and David were blessed with attendant/caregivers that added such quality and comfort to their lives over the past 5 1/2 Years- Mrs. Terri Williams, Kofi Ohene-Adomako & Peter Ajaegbu as well as his private nurse, Ms. Celetha McMillan. Marvin is survived by his beloved son, David S.Z. Sigel who devoted every day and every night to Marvin's care and comfort. He is also,survived by 11 nieces and nephews- Paul, Gwynne, Adam, Suzy, Vicki, Rachel, Valerie and David Sigel, Carin Schlesinger, Ellie Needelman and June-Lani Gordon, his sister-in-law, Rosalind Schuhalter Gordon, numerous cousins and countless friends. Funeral procession will depart Sparkman Hillcrest NW Highway chapel at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 and will pause out of respect to Mr. Sigel at Congregation Shearith Israel. The procession will then continue to a 3:30pm graveside service at Shearith Israel Cemetery, 4634 Dolphin Road (south of Haskell) where Marvin will be re-joined next to his beloved Marilyn to rest in peace at her side. Services will be officiated by Rabbi Adam Roffman and Cantor Itzhak Zhrebker. Pallbearers will be Adam Sigel, David E. Sigel, Marc Sigel, Dr. Roger Khetan, Dr. Rainer Khetan, Dr. Robert Rosen, Dr. Malcolm Mazow, Bruno Campesi. A reception will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest immediately following the graveside services & a minyan service will be held following the reception at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marvin's name to the J.B. Wolens Memorial Art Fund at Cong. Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75225 or the charity of your choice.
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