Remembering Marv’

Marvin J. Berkman, performing in our living room back in the day.

Marvin J. Berkman, performing in our living room back in the day.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Marvin J. Berkman packed up his guitar for the final time and took his music elsewhere.

Marv’ and his sweetheart Judy were the best neighbors anyone could ask for, so when he passed on, and Judy decided to move away to be closer to family, we decided to buy the house they lived in. Just couldn’t bear the thought of some stranger getting the place.

I’m no mystic, but I like to think that one of the reasons our guests enjoy their stays at the House Back East™ so much is that some small part of the old saloon musician hung around after closing time to play a quiet encore, help them feel at home.

Good night and joy be with you all.



4 Responses to “Remembering Marv’”

  1. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Thanks Patrick. Listening to Marv play and sing, and reading your remembrances of him, is a grand way to start a day. You had Marv and Ken as neighbors. I’m glad for you guys.

    Knowing Marv and Judy lived there would make a visit to the “House Back East” even more special. I’d like to think that he wouldn’t mind giving a rank beginner a little inspiration on strumming an Ovation guitar.

  2. Charley Says:

    Nice comments!

  3. veloben Says:

    Some day I am going to have to ride west to visit the House Back East.

  4. khal spencer Says:

    Funny how times flies and then we notice. My uncle Ted checked out in Feb, 2011. We miss his wit and worldliness–he was a retired M.D., an amateur painter, potter, sailor, and astronomer, all at levels approaching professional. I lost another strong tie in Buffalo when Ted left this world.

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