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Marvin Cyril Amos Obituary

Seymour Daily Tribune
January 8, 2007
Marvin Cyril Amos
July 29, 1924 - Dec. 30, 2006

VeteranMarvin Cyril Amos, 82, formerly of Miami, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

Mr. Amos served in the U.S. Army, where he received a battlefield commission as a field lieutenant in World War II and served during the Battle of the Bulge. He was the senior vice president of personnel and corporate administration for Eastern Airlines, which at the time was the largest employer in Florida.

Mr. Amos was a trustee emeriti for Hanover College and was honored with an Alumni Achievement Award in 1976. He served on the board of directors for Sanibel Moorings, was co-developer of Big Ridge Property in Independence, Va., and was a participant on the Equal Opportunity Employment Board with former President Ronald Reagan. He was a member of St. Isabelle Catholic Church in Sanibel Island, Fla., where he served as a eucharistic minister.

Born July 29, 1924, in Seymour, he was a son of David Lawrence and Mary Eva Mae Hill Amos, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 11, 1949, at St. Michaels Church in Madison, he married Anne Addison Amos, who survives. He and Anne spent much of their retirement in Sanibel Island, Fla., and Independence, Va.

Other survivors include two daughters, Joanne Lee Amos, Arlington, Va., and Judy Mitchell Malin, Centennial, Colo.; three sons, Patrick Marvin Amos, Paris, France, Mark Addison Amos, Carbondale, Ill, and Steven Lawrence Amos, Washington, D.C.; a sister, Rita Gene Allen, Seymour; and six grandchildren: Miranda Amos, Anne Malin, Delia Amos, Marlena Amos, Patrick Malin and Gabriel Amos; two daughters-in-law, Dawn (Crismon) Amos and Isabelle Choisne; and a son-in-law, Peter Malin.

He was preceded in death two brothers, Eugene Lawrence Amos and Richard Anthony Amos, and two sisters; Patricia Ann Amos and Mary Lou Spahr.

Father Joseph Sheets will conduct a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Seymour.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel, Seymour.