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Marvin David Davis

Marvin David Davis, 90, of Omaha, Neb., died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

David was born in Omaha, Neb. Sept. 15, 1923, the oldest child of Samuel H. and Eva (Freeman) Davis.  He graduated from Central High School, and the University of Nebraska, Omaha. David was a salesman providing business advertising materials throughout the Omaha area.  He enjoyed traveling to visit his scattered family and to see the world.  David was always interested in the genealogy of anyone he met, asking about their ancestry and how their family happened to come to the United States.  His favorite meal was at The Bohemian Café, where he was known as “The Goulash Man”.  He never married.  He lived in the historic Florence Home for the Aged, Omaha, for many years and enjoyed the staff and visits from family members playing a good game of canasta or SkipBo.  An avid crossword and historical book reader, he enjoyed talking with anyone about current events.  He also enjoyed being a part of the Omaha YMCA, the Danish Brotherhood in America and the Irish Cultural Society.  He was of the Jewish faith, attending Beth El Synagogue when he was able.

Survivors include one sister, Saralee (Davis) Sigoloff of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Gloria (Sobel) Davis Weil of Highland Park, Ill.;  Nieces: Nancy (Sigoloff) Taback and husband Monte of Merritt Island, Fla., Barbara (Sigoloff) Aldridge Dooley and husband William of Richmond, Linda (Davis) Frank and husband Avraham of Baltimore, Md., and a nephew, Steven Davis of Deerfield, Ill.  David also leaves cousins:  Melvin “Jerry” Freeman and wife JoAnn of Omaha, Danielle Freeman of Taos, N.M., and Lorie (Freeman) Severson and husband Robert of Denver, Colo.   David also had several great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.

No services.  His body was donated to the University of Nebraska – Omaha Medical School. The family requests donations made to the Florence Home or your favorite charity, and that you play a table game with your loved ones or visit a nursing home and brighten a resident’s life.

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