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December 7, 2011
Marvin Lundy, Attorney, Dies at 80
Marvin Lundy, 80, who practiced personal injury law in Philadelphia for more than 50 years, died Dec. 1 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was a resident of Rittenhouse Square.
Lundy was the founder and chairman of Lundy Law and built his firm into a practice with offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
He was an active member of a number of legal organizations, including the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations; American Bar Association; Philadelphia Bar Foundation; Pennsylvania Association for Justice, for which he sat as a governor for many years; and Philadelphia Association for Justice, for which he served as a director.
Lundy received numerous awards. He was honored in 1985 with the Pennsylvania Association for Justice's President's award "for 25 years of unselfish dedication to the aims and objectives of the trial lawyers of this Commonwealth."
In 1997, he received the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association's President's Award "in recognition of his role as sage, statesman and trial lawyer leader par excellence."
Lundy was an active member of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. He contributed a new Torah to the congregation in honor of his parents. He was also a supporter of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. He helped establish a scholarship (the Anna and Samuel Lundy Endowed Scholarship Fund) in his parents' name so children less fortunate could attend the school.
Lundy was a board member, former board member, or active member of more than 35 Delaware Valley institutions devoted to law, arts, history, medicine, science and religion.
He grew up on Marshall Street in Northern Liberties, an enclave of Jewish immigrants. After graduating from Central High School, he served in the Army in the states. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1956 and a law degree in 1959 from Temple University.
Lundy is survived by his life partner, Curtis J. Roth; brother Albert Lundy; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was the son of the late Samuel and Anna Lundy, and brother of the late Jenny L. Goldstein, Milton Lundy, Raymond Lundy, Lillian Lundy Sharps, Sydney Lundy and Jerry Lundy.
Memorial contributions can be made to: the Anna and Samuel Lundy Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, 272 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.