Marvin, Charles Noell known as "Chuck," passed away peacefully on June 4, 2023, in Ojai, CA. He was born on July 5, 1927, in Urbana, OH. In a testament to the universe's mysterious plan, Chuck's passing occurred forty years, to the day, after his first wife, Alice. Chuck led a remarkable life, filled with professional accomplishments and mountain adventures. He was a fiercely independent spirit who enjoyed a complex relationship with those closest to him, alongside a deep passion for philanthropy. Chuck is survived by his son, Sanders Marvin (Gabriela), and grandchildren: Nicholas Marvin (Brittany), William (Alex) Marvin (Samia), Paige Miller (Ira), Earl Marvin, William (Hayes) Marvin, Quinn Marvin, and bonus granddaughter Vida Wolstencroft. He was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren who brought him much joy late in life. Chuck was preceded in death by his brother, Clitus Marvin III, and sister, Seashols Starks. He also mourned the loss of his sons, Charles Noell Marvin Jr., M.D., and William Warwick (Wick) Marvin, as well as his wives, Alice Sanders Marvin and Marilynne Joyce Anderson. Chuck attended the Asheville School in 1946, and earned a BS in Chemistry from Kenyon College in 1952. He went on to achieve great success in various professional roles, including positions at Monsanto Chemicals, Valspar Paints, Cat Pumps, NorthStar Chemicals, and as the owner of Mid-Continent Engineering from 1977 to 2019. Chuck had a unique sense of style, he did not seek fashion cues from others, but instead enjoyed every thread of his daily uniform: green CC Filson vest, white LL Bean button-down, heavy wool pants, and hiking boots. He held a deep affection for hunting dogs, and often said he placed his greatest trust in lawyers and accountants. He was self-admittedly "difficult." As a proud United States Marine, he held the rank of Private First Class, a distinction he maintained throughout his short military service at the end of WW2. Chuck delighted in the simple pleasures of life such as his nightly glass of merlot, paired with a perfectly cooked piece of salmon, at Ted's in Bozeman, MT. Ultimately, it was the mountains that held the most special place in Chuck's heart. He found solace and adventure in hiking and skiing, and often embarked on hikes carrying with him only a full water bottle, a wedge of cheese, and a chunk of crusty bread. In his early sixties, Chuck summited Mount Kilimanjaro, where he earned the nickname "baba wa ote" (father of all) from his Swahili-speaking guides. Though anyone who knew him will remember his loud and booming voice, it was Chuck's quiet philanthropic spirit that testifies to his core values and generosity. He regularly donated over 25% of his personal income to various charities, including the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Dartmouth College, The Blake School, and St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Minnetonka Beach, MN. Chuck's commitment to making a difference certainly touched the lives of many. In memory of Chuck's philanthropy and dedication to education, contributions can be made to the William Warwick Marvin Scholarship Fund at Dartmouth College. By supporting this fund, we can continue to honor Chuck and his legacy as well as provide educational opportunities to deserving students from the Midwest*. Charles Noell Marvin will be remembered for his passion for the outdoors, his booming laugh, and as an intelligent and complex person who lived a remarkable life. While we mourn his loss, we take solace in knowing that his legacy will continue to bring joy to those whose lives he touched. *For gifts in memory of William W. Marvin and Charles Marvin, checks can be mailed to Dartmouth College c/o Gift Recording, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, NH 03755. Please make payable to "Dartmouth College" and specify the following allocation in the memo section: #103874 Dartmouth Club of the Midwest - Wick Marvin 1979 Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you prefer to call in a credit card donation, please call 603-646-0098 and the Gift Recording Office will be more than happy to help.