For those that follow me on Facebook and Flickr, you have seen “LVD” as a comment on many of my posts or photos. LVD stood for “Love Dad.” It was my dad’s way of staying connected and letting me and my sister know he was looking at our posts. My dad had a lifelong passion for photography which was passed along to me and my sister and it was one of the primary ways we communicated with each other. In recent years, Flickr was a large part of our relationship and he was always excited to see my posts from all over the globe. I too was able to keep track of his adventures in Michigan on his stream.
Nothing can prepare you for events like this – and it particularly difficult when this happened suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly. Now begins the process of going through papers, photos and memories.
Marvin Earl Graves age 77, August 12, of Alger, formerly of Ecorse. Graduate of Ecorse High School in Ecorse Michigan and worked as a technical representative for Great Lakes Steel and Kastle Steel. Survived by his former wife Betty Graves, and mother of his children Leigh Graves Wolf (Scott Wolf) and Lauren Graves Kropf (Major Marcus Kropf.) Loving grandfather to Anna Kathryn and Erica Lauren Kropf. At his request, no funeral service will be held. Marvin had a life long passion of looking at life through the camera lens and memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan State University Museum Photographic Exhibitions Fund at https://www.givingto.msu.edu/gift/