Rev. Marvin H. Hummel
November 27, 1927 – May 23, 2014
The Rev. Marvin Hummel, age 86, of Newark, DE, a long-time priest associate of St. James parish, died early Friday morning, May 23, 2014 after a period of declining health.
Reverend Hummel was born in Middleburg, PA, on November 27, 1927. He was ordained as a deacon in 1954 and to the priesthood in 1955. During his active ministry he served at All Saints Church (Delmar), Nativity Church (New Castle), and was also the Episcopal Chaplain at the University of Delaware from 1959 to 1971. He retired in 1988, and in addition to being a priest associate at St. James, he also served as priest-in-charge at several nearby churches in New Jersey. In addition to his pastoral career, he spent a significant time as an educator teaching English and American Studies at the University of Delaware. Reverend Hummel also had a weekly newspaper column of insight and humor that he wrote for the Newark Post for almost 20 years.
He is survived by his children, son Lee Hummel and wife Donna and their sons Nathanael and Elijah, son Michael and wife Susan and their daughters Natalie and Emily and his daughter Mary Lisa and husband Scott. He is also survived by his good friend John Nuss and wife Debby who faithfully cared for Marvin over the last few years.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. James Episcopal Church, 2106 St. James Church Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808 or to the University of Delaware Professional Theater Training Program, in care of the Development and Alumni Relations Gifts Receiving and Processing Office, 83 East Main Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, DE 19716.