Marvin Rapenport

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December 25, 1955 - November 24, 2016

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Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church


Marvin “Marv” Lee Rapenport died November 24, 2016 surrounded by the love of family and friends from complications of Multiple System Atrophy. Born December 25, 1955 in Marion, Ohio to Robert and Tillie (Cohen) Rapenport. Marvin was preceded in death by his father Robert Rapenport. Survived by his wife of 33 years, Cathy (Teal) Rapenport; his beloved son, Ryan Rapenport; mother, Tillie Rapenport; sisters, Marianne (Dan) Burkhart and Debbie (Gary) Goldstein; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bill and Sara Teal; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin graduated from Eastmoor High School, received an Associate Degree from Columbus State Institute in Emergency Technical Management and attended The Ohio State University. People and family mattered to Marv. He enjoyed serving his community in the Big Brothers of Columbus program, Shop with a Cop, as a volunteer with the Whitehall Fire Department, worked in many Columbus hospitals as a technician and a private duty officer at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Joining the Columbus Police Department in 1987, Marv proudly served Columbus for 25 years. Following his diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy, Marv participated in fundraisers to benefit the MSA Research Lab at Western Michigan University and the MSA Coalition. Marv was a dedicated OSU football fan and enjoyed biking, hiking and fishing. Marv will always be remembered for his compassion for others, his wonderful sense of humor, and the way he smiled with his eyes. A Celebration of Life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Road, Gahanna, OH Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1 p.m., Pastor Doug Warburton, offciating, followed by a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215. Condolences at


Pam Bower - Dec 3, 2016

Dear Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Marv was blessed to have you by his side. May peace and comfort surround you.

Heidi Wajnryb Shortridge - Nov 29, 2016

Tillie, do sorry for you loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Galil Medical - Nov 29, 2016

Our thoughts and hearts go out to the Rapenport family during this time of sorrow.

Marty & Larry Kershner - Nov 29, 2016

Cathy, we are so sorry to here about Marv. We will keep you in our prayers. If you need anything let us know.

Lisa Heedy - Nov 27, 2016

Cathy and Ryan we’re so sorry for your loss. Marvin was a great person and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dave, Lisa, David, Marissa, and Sam Heedy

Roy and Sue McGarvey - Nov 27, 2016

Cathy and Ryan:
You both are in our prayers. It was nice to get acquainted with you. Love and prayers. Enjoyed the talks of wisdom.

Stan & Branka - Nov 26, 2016

We’re so sorry for your loss. We wish we had the words that could make it better for you but that’s simply impossible. We do hope that your good memories of Marv will help you through this trying time along with the support & love of your family & friends. Hopefully everything seems more bearable when that love surrounds you.

Cindy and David Martin - Nov 26, 2016

Cathy and Ryan, we are so very sorry for your loss.
We are lifting you up in prayer and keeping you close to our hearts at this difficult time.

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