Marvin R. Race


Marvin R. Race, 85, of 16 Edgewood Rd, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center. 

Born on December 6, 1934 in West Mifflin, he was a son of the late Robert and Margaret (Wehrer) Race. He attended Homestead area schools. 

Marvin started working at an early age in which he also enlisted into the United States Marine Corps serving from 1953 to 1956. While he was in the Marines, on July 28, 1955 in Cumberland MD, he married Barbara Ann (Bogesdorfer) Race, who preceded him in death on July 10, 2005. 

Marvin moved to the Bradford area in 1962 and started his automotive career working for West Buick Cadillac and GMC Truck. Marvin was able to purchase the dealership, becoming sole owner of Race Buick Cadillac Inc. from 1979-2005. He also owned and operated Race’s Honda from 1982-2009. Marvin was active with the church for most of his life, formerly a member of The First Church of the Nazarene and most recently he attended The First Wesleyan Church.

 He is survived by three sons, Robert (Rhonda) Race, Edward (Jill) Race, Randy (Beth) Race, all of Bradford, grandchildren Nathaniel (Katelyne) Siffrinn, Megan Race, Mackenzie Race, Heather Race, Brandi Eliason, Jessica Race, Samantha McAlpine, Chandra Race, Ryan Race, Whitney (David) Thomas, 10 Great Grandchildren, sister-in-law, Margaret Yeagle of Bradford, a sister Sharon Howe, of Florida, and a brother Duke Race, of West Mifflin, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara, and sister Marlene Lukacs.

Keeping with Marvin's wishes, there will be no public services at this time. The family will announce a Celebration of Life at a later date. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the donor's choice. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you all.
— Jack & Maryellen Neely

Ed I''m sorry to hear about your loss. May God rest his soul in Heaven. Rick English Montana
— Rick English

My deepest condolences to all. I have very fond memories of uncle Marv and grateful for all he did for me. Love and prayers
— Cindy Bogesdorfer Strugnell

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Marvin Race, who has always had a special place in our hearts. Marvin always kept us in first-class Buicks at a fantastic price during our days in Bradford and even after we moved to OH. But even more importantly, Marvin was a fine Christian man who lived out his faith on a daily basis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
— The Christners

Our deepest sympathy to the Race family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
— Dennis and Stephanie Wagner

Our deepest sympathy to the Race family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
— Dennis and Stephanie Wagner

Dear Eddie, Bob, Randy and Families, It is with heavy heart I''m writing this and I am so glad you called me Randy. Talked to Marv on his Birthday and he wasn''t himself but we both were happy to talk to each other. I knew there was more to what he led me to believe but we are friends and for life so I let him talk. He is with your Mom and his Sister and parents and at peace without pain. He didn''t like to be cooped up and didn''t want to go into an assisted living center. I agreed with him, we cried and said our goodbyes. Loved our +30 years we knew each other, trip with Mom to FL after my first cancer, and daily visits in the dealership. Love you guys and your families and please accept our condolences and prayers. My Marine friend died the other day and I will miss him but know I will see him again. Semper Fi my Brother. Gus
— Gus and Donna Gocella

I''m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. He was always so.kind to me and my Mother.
— Norma Frick O"Hern

Sending our Thoughts and Prayers to all the Race families.
— Dan and Pam Reinhardt

Please know that we send our sincere condolences to all of the Race family. Your Dad was an exceptional Christian man who was so very generous to many causes without public acclaim. A very humble man who loved his family so much. He will be missed.
— Lee and Gloria Eliason

Dear Bob, Ed and Randy my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Your dad was a stand up man! He will be missed by countless people. Loving Prayers for you all and your beautiful families.
— Kathy Mackey

Bob, Ed, Randy my prayers for all of you and your family’s . Your Dad was a special man, love the Lord and his family. May you have peace during this time of loss. Lot great memories of Marv. Rest In Peace my friend. Mole man
— Tom Leposa

Bob, Ed and Randy, we are sorry to hear about your father. Hopefully it help you guys to know he''s with your mom and family again. He should and I''ll bet he was proud to know he raised 3 boys he could be very proud of. Are thoughts and prayers are with you guys and your family. Gene and Sue Woodmansee
— Gene Woodmansee

Bob, Ed, Randy & family So sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that he always had a very special place in all of our hearts. However, I am thankful that he is with his loved ones, and a very special friend, Jerry Newburg. Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you during this time.
— Dan Newburg

Sending my condolences to his family. Marv was very loved and he touched many lives. Keeping his family and Maggie in my prayers.
— Lyn

Condolences

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you all.

    — Jack & Maryellen Neely
  • Ed I''m sorry to hear about your loss. May God rest his soul in Heaven. Rick English Montana

    — Rick English
  • My deepest condolences to all. I have very fond memories of uncle Marv and grateful for all he did for me. Love and prayers

    — Cindy Bogesdorfer Strugnell
  • We are very sad to hear of the passing of Marvin Race, who has always had a special place in our hearts. Marvin always kept us in first-class Buicks at a fantastic price during our days in Bradford and even after we moved to OH. But even more importantly, Marvin was a fine Christian man who lived out his faith on a daily basis. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    — The Christners
  • Our deepest sympathy to the Race family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    — Dennis and Stephanie Wagner