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Marvin Julius Cornish
  • August 18, 1937
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  • February 15, 2018

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Marvin J. Cornish Sr, 80, of Edgewater Florida, formally of Barton, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Halifax Health Hospice Service in Edgewater Florida after a brief illness. Marvin was born in Waverly, NY, to Wilbur and Carrie Thomas Cornish. He was a graduate of Waverly High School. Marvin proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. He was employed at Purolator in Elmira NY as a CNC machine operator for many years until his retirement in 1999. Marvin had a great passion for creating things with his hands, and it was not uncommon to come back after a day away to find new room had been added to his home. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping and creating cherished memories with family. Marvin will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Rebecca; daughters, Tammy Lynn (Steve) Harrower of Barton, NY, Sandy (Timothy) Walston of Grandview TN, and Susan Tiffany of Edgewater, FL; sons, Marvin Cornish Jr of Clifton Springs, NY, Paul (Tammy) Cornish of Barton, NY, Charles Cornish of Elmira NY and stepsons Timothy (Cindy) Cornish of Delano, TN and Allan (Robin) Cornish of Etowah, TN. Marvin is also survived by his brothers, Wilbur (Nancy) Cornish of Cleveland, TN, Thomas (Linda) Cornish of Ovid, NY; his beloved sisters, Marguerite (Robert) Franks of Waverly, NY, Marylee (Jim) Woodcock of Lockwood, NY, Linda (Gordon) Thomas of Barton, NY, and Cindy (Mitch) Foster of Darien, GA; his sister-in- laws Tammy Cornish of Barton, NY and Carol Cornish of Cleveland TN; 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Carrie Cornish; Brothers Michael, Joseph, Floyd (Abe), Julius and Patrick Cornish; sister-in-Iaws Violet Cornish and Carol Cornish, son-in-law William Tiffany and great grandson DeCota Logan. At Marvin’s request, there will be a Celebration of Life at a time to be determined by the family. Those who wish may kindly consider a donation in Marvin’s name to Halifax Health Hospice SEV Care Center., 4041 US Highway 1, Edgewater, FL 32141.


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  1. 18 Feb 2018
    Sharon Grace Tiffany says:
    I remember the family get-togethers at Will's and Sue's house in Barton, NY. Sue's Dad was always so nice. My love and prayers are with the family during this time.

  2. 18 Feb 2018
    Gregory Tiffany says:
    Dear Becky and Sue, Troy and Courtney,
    We are sad to hear about Marvin’s passing, but rejoice in our faith that he is free from his mortal suffering, and will live again through Christ’s grace and mercy. Thank you Sue, for caring for them both. I will cherish my memories of him at the wedding, picnics, and in the Barton, NY home.
    With deepest empathy,
    Gregory Tiffany (Heidi Gallo).

  3. 18 Feb 2018
    Sharon Grace Tiffany says:
    I remember the family get-togethers that we had Will's and Sue's house in Barton, NY. Sue's Dad was always so nice. My love and prayers are with the family at this time.

  4. 18 Feb 2018
    Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536, Sayre PA says:
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  5. 18 Feb 2018
    Sharon says:
    God bless dear sister.
    Love you Beck.

  6. 17 Feb 2018
    Tammy R Cornish says:
    Not an hour since your passing, and the clouds  opened up and the tears of joy from loved ones above fell from the heavens.  I know there were many there awaiting your arrival.  My tears are filled with mixed emotions.  Sadness that I will never see your smiling face or have a cup of coffee with you again.  But also joy to know that you are no longer a prisoner to that body that limited you for so many years.  Sadness for the empty void (Mom) will find where you once laid, sat or stood.  You were a wonderful father-in-law.  A few years ago when Paul was really sick, and you had your kidney removed, I told you I couldn't go on vacation that year.  You, being a  man of few words gave me a look and shook your head NO!  No matter the reason / excuse I came at you with, you told me no.  GO!!! GO!!!  I have no vacation time, I would have to take it without pay.  You said Yes!  You wouldnt take no for an answer.  You taught me then that I matter, and time to relax was not a luxery but a necessity in life. The memory that will be etched in my mind forever will be the morning I found you with the van in our neighbors driveway.  You haven't driven a vehicle for close to 20 years, YOUR PAROLIZED ON ONE SIDE OF YOUR BODY.  I pull up beside you at the bridge and tell you to take  the van back home.  You tell me NO, and take off.  Those were the LONGEST, most white knuckled 15 minutes of driving I have ever experienced following you as you drove down 17C ( Past a New York State Trooper) to Shepards Creek Road, across the one lane bridge from Milltown to Sayre and over to the hospital.  Your wife was an inpatient, and you were determined to get to her.  You got out of that car so damn proud of yourself.  Me, well I was scared half to death, but before I could park you were off.  I made it to Moms room before you, as you went to ICU looking for her.  Susan and I did not find any humor in that stunt you pulled at all.  But you, no bug deal.  My life has been enriched immensely by having you in it for the past 30 years as a second father figure.  You challenged me to be a better me.  You were my muse'.  If you could do it, I felt I didn't have any excuse.  Thank You for everything Dad.  No regrets, I know I did my best to let you know how much I loved you.  I know you loved me too.  See you later.  Will miss you.

  7. 17 Feb 2018
    Mike Ames lit a candle:
    Lit since February 17, 2018 at 2:24:49 AM

  8. 16 Feb 2018
    David and Gail Williams says:
    So sad to hear of Marv passing away. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family especially through this time.

  9. 16 Feb 2018
    Candy Cornish-Gott says:
    I remember uncle Marv as he and aunt Becky would come stay with mom and dad. After my father passed, they would come stay with mom. I enjoyed Listening to uncle Marv and dad reminisce of times past. Mom and dad always enjoyed having them. What I remember most of uncle Marv is that smile. He always had a smile that seemed to light up the room. I love you Uncle Marv. You will be missed dearly. You have a lot of reminiscing to catch up on with those who have gone before you. Until we meet again

  10. 16 Feb 2018
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  11. 16 Feb 2018
    Nancy Cornish says:
    I didn't know Marv very well but he seemed like a pretty good guy. It is so sad that so many of the Cornish family has passed on in the past few years and especially just lately. Marv put up a good fight but has now moved on to receive his heavenly rewards and be re-united with his parents and brothers. Rest in peace Marv. God be with the loved ones left behind.

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