Marvin P. Obert

September 29, 1954 ‒ December 24, 2014

Centerburg, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio

Marvin Paul Obert, age 60, of Centerburg, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 29, 1954, in Columbus, to the late Raymond and Ethel (Hennel) Obert.

Marvin was a member of the Linden Eagles Aerie 2252 and the Family Motor Coach Association. He enjoyed his Class C motor home and boating on lake Cumberland. A true car enthusiast, Marvin began tinkering around with cars at the age of 16 and was fortunate enough to develop his passion into a career. He owned and operated his own mechanic shop and as a result formed many lasting friendships.

He is survived by his wife, Joan “Jodi” Obert of Centerburg; sons, Kristopher Marvin (Alisha) Obert of San Diego; Matthew Paul Obert of Columbus; grandson, Nicolas Paul Obert and brother, Steven Obert of Columbus.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 pm Sunday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury where funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Monday with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Oh those memories of growing up. Marvin & Rod always hanging out. Hearing one of our moms shouting across the neighborhood for us to come home for dinner. Marvin helping to make the paddle for my 16th birthday, full of holes! I still have it and keep it by my bed in case I need a weapon. AND of course Marvin working on everyone’s cars. I know dad sure appreciated him. He was such a sweet guy. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
    Sandy Cook

  • Jodi as you know, there aren’t words to express the sorrow that I feel for you.
    I am here if you need anything.

  • Jodi, I am so very sorry to hear about Marvin. I am very glad I was able to meet him at your retirement party. Your friends in FRIT will be thinking about you often and hoping that all of your friends and family members will comfort you as best as possible. We love and miss you.


  • So very sorry to hear of your loss, Jodi. Let your family and friends help you through this difficult time. May your wonderful two sons carry forward Marvin’s unique legacy. Hope to see you soon.

    Warm hugs,
    Danielle and Kyle
    New Haven

  • Jodi, I am so very sorry to hear about Marvin. My prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you through this difficult time.

    My deepest sympathy,

  • My dearest Jodi,
    I am so sorry about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God bless you and may He grant eternal peace to your dear husband. Much love. Carla

  • Dear Jody, It am so terribly sorry for your loss. There are no words. You will be in my thoughts.

  • Dear Jody: As Gloria says, there are really no words. I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God can soften some of the pain. Doug

  • Dear Jodi,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.



  • Dear Jodi, I am so sorry about your loss, and send much love and good wishes to you and your family. All my best, Dana