Marven Moss, age 87, passed away on August 22, 2023. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began his illustrious newspaper career working the printing press of a local town newspaper outside of Montreal. His interest in writing led him to McGill University extension courses and an initial job as a reporter for Canadian Press.
He later worked for the Western Star in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, and the Montreal Gazette where he was an editor on the City Desk and a sports reporter. Marv covered a wide variety of sports including hockey, baseball, football, boxing and curling. He had an uncanny ability to write a story from the most interesting angles, which resulted in his receipt of numerous writing awards.
In 1977, Marv moved to Norwalk to work as an editor at Golf Digest magazine. He later worked in public relations and communications at several major companies and nonprofit organizations in Connecticut.
Marv had a talent for teaching and taught his writing craft at the University of Connecticut and Pace University. Along the way, he continued to write features on a variety of topics for local newspapers, magazines and The New York Times.
In 2002, Marv moved to Monroe with his long-time partner, Vickie Karger. Never one to slow down, Marv was a force in many community organizations and projects including the Monroe Person of the Year Award, the Conservation Committee, and the Historical Society where he led the publication of two books on the history of Monroe. He taught writing classes at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library. He was an enthusiastic gardener, dedicated to saving the American Chestnut tree.
In his late 70s, Marv worked as a skating monitor at the Stamford ice rink where he took the most pleasure in teaching young children to skate. In his 80s, while continuing his community involvement, he was a fierce opponent on the pickleball court. In 2020, he authored his memoirs which included a wide array of his writing work along with tales of his many adventures and encounters with major sports figures and A-list celebrities.
Marv was a one-of-a-kind personality with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, adventure, and a passion for helping others. He lived life to the fullest and was proud to tell you that he never worked a day in his life.
He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He is survived by his partner, Vickie Karger, of North Carolina as well as his three children. Donations to the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Marven’s name would be greatly appreciated.
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