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Marvin Hartley

Charles Marvin Hartley passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2012, in Grass Valley. He was 94.

Private family services will be conducted.

Marvin was born May 21, 1918, in Ava, Mo., to Charles E. and Allie B. Hartley. He grew up on a farm near Twin Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Filer High School in 1936 and studied electrical engineering at the University of Idaho in Pocatello and the University of California, Berkeley. He served in the U.S. Submarine Force through World War II.

Returning to Twin Falls he worked at radio station KTFI for 10 years, the last eight years as chief engineer. It was there that he met and married Charlotte Donnelly. They moved to Berkeley in 1957, where he worked as an electronics design engineer a the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory until retiring in Grass Valley in 1979.

Marvin is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Bruce Battey of Saratoga; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Ann Donnelly of San Carlos, Mexico; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Marvin was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte, in 2007 after 60 happy years of marriage.

Private family services will be conducted.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills.


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