This was posted on Face Book:
"Marvin Joseph Brenner
was the adopted son of Herman and Ida Shapiro Brenner.
He was born July 11, 1943 and grew up in San Antonio, TX. He attended Texas Military Institute and the University of Texas at Austin.
Marvin became an avid reader at an early age. He developed a love of history, especially military history. The Civil War was a subject he never tired reading about. After many years of being a bill collector and his hobby of collecting militaria artifacts, he became a militaria dealer. He hit the road and traveled to almost all states selling patches, medals and other military related items. His gift of gab and schmoozing helped him make friends along the way, many whom seem like family now.
As the internet developed and E bay was established, Marvin traveled less, but still enjoyed taking trips and seeing historical sites. He was a proud Texan and member of the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, in which he served as Area 4 Vice President for many years.
On August 30, 2019, on his way to an ASMIC convention Marvin passed away in Lamar, CO. He leaves behind his wife, Susan, Kate Uher, his step-daughter, Vincent and Emma his grandchildren a few cousins and many friends.
Marvin enjoyed his life, his work was rewarding and he reveled in being considered an expert in all things military. He most especially cherished the relationships he developed during his life time. For those special few, you are in our hearts always."
I'll add to this... One of his hobbies when I knew him was researching Confederate generals and colonels, and then visiting their graves.
This photo just sums up Marvin... I am sure he'd like to be remembered this way.