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MARVIN POSNER, ESQ., 81, of Memphis, retired attorney at law, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, after a prolonged illness. He is the beloved husband of Eileen Posner, and the son of the late Abraham Joseph and Bertha (Halpern) Posner of Nashville.

He attended West End High School, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School.

After being graduated from law school in 1956, he and his wife, Shirley Trotz Posner (deceased), moved to Memphis where he settled for the remainder of his life. Together, they raised three children, Steven Posner (deceased), Dvora Posner Gottlieb (Murray), Dawn Posner Goldstein (Avi), 12 grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

In 1995, he married Eileen Borden Baer of Baltimore, which expanded his family by two children, Lynn Baer Straus (Alan), and Jeffrey Baer (Tova), and
10 grandchildren, who thought of him as their grandfather.

He will also be missed by his brother, Ernest Posner (Gretel) many nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues.

He was a very caring and generous person who happily worked on adoptions and donated the legal fees to charity, took care of anyone who needed help, and was truly concerned about all people. He was a member of Bnai Brith and the Cumberland Lodge #8 of Scottish Rite. He volunteered with the Memphis City Public Schools as a reading tutor, and served as a Wings volunteer for the past 12 years bringing a keen sense of humor and sunshine into the lives of those going through cancer treatment.

He served in the Air Force in the 1950's. He also acted in amateur shows at the Jewish Community Center, and was active in the Baron Hirsch Synagogue for many years, attaining the status of Gabbai Emeritus.

Funeral services were held Wednesday March 13th in the Sam Abraham Chapel at Baron Hirsch Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the Baron Hirsch Synagogue, Margolin Hebrew Academy, Anshei Sphard Bethel Emeth Synagogue or a charity of the donor's choice.

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