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           Visitation                    Thursday      3PM - 8PM
            Wake                          Friday       10:30 am
            Funeral                      To follow  11am
             Interment                  Arbutus Memorial Park

Marvin McDowell
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  • Saturday, May 07, 2016
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Home, P.A.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Marvin will be greatly missed at the Naval Academy. I have worked with him for over 15 years and have seen him do some fancy Cobbler work. He knew his trade well. What a kind soul he was. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Marvin! Robin
    ~ Robin Marsch   Glen Burnie, MD
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    I am sorry to read about your loss. May God’s words in the Bible at Ps 34:18 provide you comfort. The scriptures tells us HE is near to those broken at heart, and those crushed in spirit HE saves.
    ~ P Land   Owings Mill, MD
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Sending my love and strength to you and your family Ms. Girly. Returning the love back to you that you have shown to us. I pray the Lord continues to give you strength. Love Your Manning Family
    ~ Kendra Manning   Baltimore, MD
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    The U.S. Naval Academy lost one of their very best when Marvin passed. He has influenced over 30,000 Midshipmen over his tenure. It was fitting that the entire Brigade recognized Marvin's contributions to Navy and our great country on Friday afternoon. We lost a great man and a true gentleman. RIP my friend--You will be missed but not forgotten.
    ~ Doug Borrebach   Annapolis, MD
  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you Boydy, Man, & Girly. You'll always hold a place in our hearts. Debbie Day Davis, Patrice and Michael Day and Nathaniel Talbott, Jr.
    ~ Debbie Davis   Baltimore, MD
  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    Lifting the McDowell Family up in prayer. I had the pleasure of working with Marvin at the Naval Academy. I will miss seeing him in the morning at 7-11. Always a smile, always "Hello Ms. Frances". You will be missed.
    ~ Frances Jeter   Waldorf, MD
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    Prayers going out to the family during this difficult time. He was a great friend and mentor to not only myself but many civilian, enlisted military and midshipmen both men & women at United States Naval Academy. He personally pioneered a movement in helping hire a growing number of African Americans into federal employment at USNA. Made a great impact to all who knew or came in contact with him. A great loss but he`ll live on Forever in our hearts until we meet again. Love, Edward Gough 4th and Family
    ~ Edward Gough 4th   Glenarden
  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    Peace, Love and all Blessings be with you now and always. I pray that the comfort and understanding of the LORD will uplift and encourage you. Romans 8:28: "We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." From: The Horton Family
    ~ renee horton   baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    My prayers to the family. I am going to miss you CLOBBER RIP
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    Please except my heartfelt condolences. May you find hope and comfort in God's word the Bible during this difficult time. John 5:28,29 Please visit for more comforting scriptures. P Mcneil
    ~ P Mcnei   Baltimore, MD
  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of great loss --Marvin was a great guy and will be deeply missed. I had the pleasure of working at the academy with him for over 20 years and saw him almost everyday. I will miss talking to and seeing him ---a wonderful man. Sincerely, Laura --Cash Office
    ~ Laura Oliver   Dunkirk, MD