Marvin E. Raby

Born August 25, 1925, in San Jose and passed peacefully at his home in Gilroy on March 22nd, at the age of 84.

Marvin was predeceased by his loving wife, Inez of 60 years. He is survived by his three sons, Steven, Jeffrey (Gloria), and Christopher (Thelma). Cherished grandfather of Nicholas (Jennifer), Michele, Stephanie (Jason), Jason, Christina and Michael and great-grandfather of Marcus and Matthew.

Marvin worked two jobs for 30 years as an electrician and aerospace machinist at NASA Ames Research Center. He contributed to projects such as Pioneer, Voyager, Apollo and the Space Shuttle. He was a wonderful man with a full zest for life and cared deeply for his family and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, beginning at 5:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service commencing at 7:00 P.M., visitation concludes at 9:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 29, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the above mentioned mortuary followed by burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made in honor of Marvin to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research @

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