In Memorial

Marvin Benn

Date of Death: November 17th, 2019
19 in Cheshvan 5780


Marvin Norris Benn, beloved husband, father, lawyer, athlete and violin aficionado, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 17, 2019 due to complications from Parkinson's Disease; a battle he fought heroically for over 15-years. Marvin was 75. Born on Chicago's West side on September 24, 1944 to Jack and Lillian Benn, Marvin graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in electrical engineering. He went on to earn a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1971. Marvin was a founding partner of the law firm Hamman and Benn, where he specialized in intellectual property law. Marvin is survived by his wife Karen (nee Katz) Benn, whom he married on November 4, 1979, his son Aaron (Diana) Benn, two daughters Lauren Benn and Samantha Benn, and brother-in-law Robert (Sharon) Katz. Beloved by many, Marvin will be missed by his nephew, nieces, cousins, extended family and friends. Chapel Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:15PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment at Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rush University Medical Center for Parkinson's Research, (RUMC for Parkinson's Research), 1201 W. Harrison Street - Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60607-3319, For information and to leave condolences: 847-255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, November 20th at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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December 1st, 2019

Marvin and I go back to 1962 when we both attended Lane Technical High School and graduated, on Addison Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. My memories of him were filled with his love of playing the violin in the Lane Tech Orchestra and his other love playing basketball on Lane Tech's basketball team. I remained in contact with him both professionally and socially intermittently through out the rest of his life. God bless Marvin and may he rest in peace.

~Stephen Cole
~A life long friend, Tucson

November 18th, 2019

I just found out that Marvin Benn passed away. I am just lost for words when I tried to post in his obituary. We go back almost forty years when he was the Buckinghams attorney in a well known trademark case in the 70's. Marvin was a sweetheart of a guy and very kind. He use to come out to many T & G shows. Marvin first set up the Buckinghams trademark, and because of him we own the name. I know he had a long illness. He passed yesterday and can't find the right words to say. Maybe I should just say Godspeed Marvin, and thank you for all you have meant to The Buckinghams and me through these past five decades. May those whom you leave behind be comforted in knowing that you are at peace and no longer bound by earthly pain. Barbara and I send our condolences to Karen and family. God bless you and thank you for your friendship.

Carl Giammarese

~Carl Giammarese
~Dear friend, Oakbrook Terr. IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Marvin Benn

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
19th of Heshvan 578111/6/2020
19th of Heshvan 578210/25/2021
19th of Heshvan 578311/13/2022
19th of Heshvan 578411/3/2023
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