Marvin Merle Jaffee

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Dr. Marvin Merle Jaffee, 84, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Charles George VA Hospice Unit. Dr. Jaffee was born in Canton, OH, and grew up in Youngstown, OH. He was a son of the late Max and Irene Swimmer Jaffee. He had served as a gastro-enterologist in Osteopathic medicine for more than 40 years, primarily in Pontiac, MI, and Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL. He has lived in NC for 14 years. He was a member of Beth Israel Synagogue and Chabad House of Asheville. One of his greatest joys were his regular visits with his pipe-smoking friends at B&B Tobacconist. He was also a veteran of the US Marine Corps. His family include his wife, Claire “Cookie” Mager Jaffee; daughters, Susan Jaffee and Deena Jaffee; son, Max Todd Jaffee (Suzy); granddaughters, Molly and Ilyianna; step-daughters, Deborah Rephan Stanton (John) and Jennifer Rephan Solondz (Barry); their children, Cordelia Stanton, and Samuel, Luke, and Carolina Solondz; dear brother, Stanley Jaffee (Joy,) dear brother-in-law Judge Gerald Mager (Curley,) and nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Jaffee Burnette. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Lou Pollock Memorial Park, Asheville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles George VA Hospice Unit, or to Beth Israel Synagogue, or to the Chabad House of Asheville.

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  1. Was so nice meeting you . You really fought hard and had a lot of suffering along the way. My first Jewish friend,Cookie,loved you and was concerned about you all the time.You are at peace now.No more suffering.Blessings, Zoolie and Phil . Enjoy your Pipe shop every day now

  2. Cookie, With a heavy heart we send our condolences to you and Marvin’s children. It is never easy to say goodbye. Marvin loved you all dearly. May that provide some comfort as you mourn his departure from our world. With deep sympathy.

  3. Dear Noah
    Who will be my weather man and where will i smell that wonderful #79 pipe t
    tobacco!! I know that you are not suffering and are at peace at last. You
    will be missed by all who loved you..especially by Cookie who’s great
    wish was to make you better!! Be at Peace..

  4. My love and sympathy goes out to Marvin’s family at this time. I had the pleasure of getting to know Marvin for the last several years and enjoyed all of our conversations. He was truly a remarkable man, and he will be missed by many. God Bless all of you during this time of grief.

  5. Cookie; tragically we didn’t have the time to meet you but Marvin has been a dear friend for years. we met through business and became fast friends. Both Jackie and I will pray for both of you but where he now it’s a real Loong Distance call to Heaven.

  6. Marvin, my friend and medical school classmate. Rest in peace knowing what you have contributed. You served your country as a marine, you were a talented artist and an exceptional physician. Your art hangs on my wall and sits on my desk. Forty-eight years ago you were the mohel for my son. When he became ill as an infant, I did not take him to the emergency room, but instead drove to your house so he could be examined by you. I have fond memories of your mother’s delicatessen across the street from my family’s house in Youngstown, our four years in Des Moines, and the years in Pontiac before you settled in Florida. I never met Cookie in person, but my heart goes out to her. Knowing how deeply I hurt, how greatly multiplied it is for her.

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