Marvin Bernard Gottlieb

CHESHIRE – Marvin Bernard Gottlieb, 78, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2020 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Marvin was born on May 2, 1942, the younger son of George and Edith Gottlieb of New York. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Nancy Cantor Gottlieb, and their children: Robert Gottlieb and his wife Adrienne (Cheshire, CT); David Gottlieb and his wife Candice (Denver, CO); and Julie Gottlieb Schulman and her husband Ethan (New York, NY). He was an incredibly doting grandfather to six grandchildren: Zachary, Elise, Natalie, Isabel, Maddie and Andrew. He is also survived by his older brother, Louis Gottlieb (Winston-Salem, NC), five nieces and nephews, and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews. Marv was a proud University of Rochester alumnus (1964) who earned his medical degree at the NYU School of Medicine (1968). Born in New York City, Marvin called Connecticut home since 1972.  His medical practice, Ophthalmic Consultants, served Meriden, Cheshire and the surrounding towns for more than 40 years.  He enjoyed helping patients and made many lifelong friends in the medical community.  He loved to travel, especially to places where he could speak French or enjoy warm weather. He was a longtime member of Temple Beth David and loved dancing, enjoyed a regular bridge game for many years, and was an avid equestrian.  Most of all, he adored his family. Although he wasn’t a professional sports fan, he cheered proudly at every one of his children’s many, many sporting events. Most recently, he was an enthusiastic supporter of his grandson’s Cheshire Youth Baseball team and loved watching videos of his other grandkids’ adventures.

A graveside service was held on November 12, 2020 at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery in Cheshire.  Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth David of Cheshire or to Connecticut Hospice.

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  1. Roberta S Friedman said,

    11.13.20 at 3:41 pm

    Dear Nancy: We are so saddened to learn of Marv’s passing. Our deepest condolences go to you and your family. May Marv’s memory be for a blessing. Love, Bobbi and Stan

  2. Syd and Jeff Davis said,

    11.13.20 at 4:25 pm

    Dear Nancy,

    Jeff and I are deeply saddened to hear of Marv’s passing.
    He was such a kind, thoughtful and funny man.
    Please know that our thoughts and love are with you and your family.
    Marv will be missed by many.

  3. Yanna Kosover said,

    11.13.20 at 8:03 pm

    Dear Nancy,
    All our family is deeply saddened to hear of Marv’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. What a remarkable person he was. We will always remember his kindness and generosity.
    My sister Veronika Bursuker sends her condolences to you and your family

  4. Lauren E Coffey said,

    11.14.20 at 7:51 am

    My sincere condolences. I was one of his patients and I was always impressed not only by his knowledge but also by his kindness.

  5. Bridget Cassidy said,

    11.14.20 at 9:01 am

    So very sorry to see that Dr Gottlieb has died. He was a wonderful Dr who took care of myself and my family for many years. We were so sorry to lose him when he retired and we are saddened to see that he has died. Sincere sympathy to his family on the loss of such a fine gentle man.

  6. John Redmond said,

    11.14.20 at 10:02 am

    I am sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. I so remember seeing him in the Midstate operating room locker room after he finished his surgery for the day happily looking forward to go riding or play with his grandson, as his family was everything to him. I enjoyed the years we shared call and as you know he will be missed by many.

  7. Judy-Lee Gillooly said,

    11.14.20 at 10:49 am

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I had the privilege of working with him for many years. He is missed.

  8. Robert Block said,

    11.14.20 at 6:42 pm

    Dear Nancy,
    I am so sorry to learn that Marvin passed. I want you to know that many of his patients still comment on his excellence an as doctor and warmth and concern for their well being. My condolences to you and your family.

  9. Beth Baumert said,

    11.17.20 at 5:52 pm

    Dear, dear Nancy—
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Marv made a wonderfully positive impact on the world and those around him! What a legacy! xoxo

  10. Robert Lesser said,

    11.18.20 at 12:03 pm

    Dear Nancy and family

    My thoughts are with you at this most difficult and sad time. I had the pleasure of sharing patents and working with Marv over the years. He always reminded me that he was 2 days older than me. I still have the tennis towel that you made many years ago!
    He will always be with you
    Bob Lesser

  11. Beth LaFemina said,

    11.21.20 at 9:37 am

    Dear Nancy and family,
    I have never forgotten the fact that Marv rescued Elizabeth and I from what is now called Mid-State Hospital in 1978 during the infamous blizzard. Because he was allowed to be on the road he was able to pick us up and bring us home!! She was only two and I had been allowed to stay with her as long as i didn’t leave my car in the parking lot. I know Jim was also very grateful.
    Please know that I very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Peace and blessings,

  12. Jane Kessler said,

    11.24.20 at 2:29 pm

    Dear Nancy and family,

    I remember how proud Marv was whenever I spoke to him about his children. His face would beam with delight. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Be safe,