Rorick, Marvin

Written by David Green.

Marvin Curtis Rorick, 85, of Suttons Bay, Mich., died March 30, 2013, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, comforted by his family.

Marvin was born April 30, 1927, in Seneca, the son of Curtis K. Rorick and Margaret Ruth (Lloyd) Rorick. On Aug. 6, 1949, in Morenci, he married Luella M. (Hartman) Rorick and she survives.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Marv had a distinguished career in the insurance industry including more than 25 years in his dream job with Auto-Owners Insurance.

He and Lu moved into their home on Grand Traverse Bay after retirement where he was able to enjoy his love of  speedboats, sailing and his tractors.

Marv was known for helping others and for an unyielding positive attitude. He was an active, longtime supporter and past board member of the Leelanau Conservancy.

In addition to his wife, Marvin is survived by three children, Janet Rorick, James (and Sharon) Rorick and Jack (and Lisa) Rorick; four grandchildren, Caitlyn and Jacob Rorick, Hart Rorick and Natalie Ferrer; and one great-granddaughter, Mara Morley.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert, and a sister, Catherine.

Private family services have been held. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City.

Memorials are suggested to The Leelanau Conservancy, Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation or a charity of your choice.

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