One of our own has joined our work. It is my sad duty to report the death of Marvin Caulk, curator.
Although I never met Marvin face-to-face he was my mentor, my friend and but for one decision of mine; a friend I would have met. We served in the same field of Atomic Demolitions in Germany in the early '70's in different units. The Army decided to combine all those units into one, Marvin moved and I stayed put.
Rest in Peace among the One Tree. You know a lot of them by now. Goodbye old soldier.
I was supposed to be his "Mentor" in curating but really it was the other way around. He was a great teacher.
Marvin was one of those people who can do anything they decide to do. He decided to include among his legacies his contributions to the one World Tree here on Geni, which represent a range of carrying on his uncle's family research back to the 10th century, to last year's Medal of Honor winners. He was particularly passionate about representations for our unsung heroes, such as the World War ll code talkers you're helping with, Danny -
Patricia what a lovely phrase, may I join you?
Fly with the ancestors, Marv.
I will always remember Marvin's unswerving dedication to honoring our ancestors and our military heroes. He answered endless questions, untangled knots in trees, and added wry, insightful comments to many discussions. I'll miss him.
Thank you for that perfect phrase, Patricia. Fly with our ancestors, Marvin, and thank you.
We are saddened by the loss of one of the Geni family. Please join us in remembering Marvin http://www.geni.com/blog/remembering-marvin-caulk-380956.html