Marvin R. Brams
April 16, 1937 - April 20, 2022
Marvin R. Brams, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Marvin was born in Boston Massachusetts on April 16th, 1937. He was the son of the late Leo and Sarah (Grossman) Brams. He was the first person in the history of his family to attend a university and went on to earn several degrees in various disciplines, including PHD’s in economics and psychotherapy as well as an MBA, a Masters from Harvard Divinity School and several lower degrees and numerous certificates in a wide range of academic disciplines. He served as a therapist for the Veterans administration, served as the minister for one of his best friend’s children. He was a professor of economics in the Department of Urban Affairs of The University of Delaware for thirty years. He also did seminal work as an advocate for those in need of organ transplants. His academic accomplishments were, to say the least, numerous.
Marvin enjoyed playing tennis, racquetball and skiing. He was an excellent chess player. He traveled the world extensively for leisure and work, including holding temporary positions as a visiting professor at other universities. He had a quirky, disarming sense of humor that was infectious and had an easy laugh. He loved his family and was a dependable and kind father, husband and son.
His incredible wife of 61 years recently passed away but he is survived by a son and daughter in-law Adam and Theresa of Newark, DE., a son, Aaron Brams of Salem, MA.; a sister, Brenda Gelerman of Sharon, MA.; two fine grandchildren, Nicholas (and wife Emily), and Justin; step grandchildren include, Frank, Paul III, and Sabrina; and step great-grandchildren, Naomi, Antonio and Caterina.
Interment will be held privately at Beth Emeth Memorial Park, 1220 Faulkland Road, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marvin’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online by clicking here.