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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 59
Year of Death: 2022

Marvin L. Gruber

Marvin L. Gruber, 59, of New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 7, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital Miners Campus in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. He was the loving husband of Karen S. (Rauch) Gruber, with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage on June 20, 2022. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late George and Elsie (Snyder) Gruber.

Marvin was a 1981 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School in New Tripoli and later graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in Allentown. Marvin had numerous other professional certifications in the public safety and EMS arena. Marvin worked for the Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for the past 22 years.

Marvin grew up on a dairy farm owned and operated by his parents in New Tripoli, a time that likely shaped his unmatched work ethic. He became a fixture in the New Tripoli community starting with his involvement in the fire service in the late 1980s. He served as assistant chief of the former Northwestern Ambulance Corps. Most recently, Marvin served as a deacon for Ebenezer U.C.C. Church in New Tripoli and had been a volunteer firefighter for the Community Fire Company of New Tripoli since 2020.

Most of all, Marvin loved his family. He was a loving Pop-Pop to three grandchildren, an inspiring father to his son and daughter, and a dedicated husband to his high school sweetheart, Karen. His favorite day of the week was Thursday, when his family gathered to enjoy a meal and be together each week. Marvin and Karen loved to vacation at their favorite place, Disney World. Marvin was especially happy to take his grandchildren to Disney for their first visit last year.

Marv could usually be found tinkering in his shed or doing yardwork around the house. He loved to wash his cars and tend to his yard, like any good dad does. He had an infectious laugh and a genuine personality that garnered adoration from many. His warm laughter, clever wit, and reassuring demeanor made him a magnetic force.

The void he leaves behind is immeasurable to his family and friends.

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