Marvin Polikov

August 10, 1943 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Marvin Polikov SHIVA & OBITUARY

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SHIVA:  Sheila will receive guests on Sunday at 3-5 pm in the ballroom at the Soleil Clubhouse.


DONATIONS: The family asks that In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Marv’s memory to the Jodi Polikov Memorial Foundation 1427 Daniel Court Northbrook, IL 60062 



Marvin Polikov passed away on February 10 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 10, in 1943, the son of the late Bernice and Abe Polikov.  Marv is survived by his wife Sheila (Goldston) of 55 years, brother Lee Polikov (Terry), his sons Kenny, Chad (Carla), Lance (Sara) and his 7 grandchildren; Rylan, Shayley, Hayden, Sawyer, Jordyn, Lyla and Bradley all brought Marv endless laughs, smiles and joy.   Along with his three sons & daughters-in-law, his grandchildren were his most proud accomplishment. 

After school, Marv began his lifelong career in the scrap metal business.   Marv married Sheila on November 24th 1968. Soon after, they started their family. 

When the boys were little Marv always enjoyed taking them on fun outings on the weekends and had a special relationship with each of them.  As they got older, they knew they could always call on him for advice and a listening ear.

Marv served as President of the JCC in Omaha as well as President of Henry Monsky Lodge at Bnai Brith.  While in Omaha, he loved his early mornings at “the J” (arriving so early that he was given the key to open it for everyone), getting together with his stock group, his Saturday & Sunday morning coffees at Starbucks and afternoons at the pool with friends. 

Marv was a season ticket holder to the College World Series and enjoyed his ballpark visits/vacations with the guys. Family vacations were another treasured pastime of Marv’s spending quality time with both his kids and grandkids. Over the years Sheila and Marv had several dogs and they always brought so much happiness to their home. 

Visiting Chicago frequently, Marv was able to watch Rylan’s hockey games, Shayley’s performances and spend quality time with them. His visits seeing them in Chicago were always extra enjoyable with the entire extended Walowitz family. As Rylan and Shayley got older they felt that they could always look to Papa Marv for guidance, advice, support and they always felt his unconditional love through his regular check-ins. 

Upon moving to Canton five years ago, Sheila and Marv were so fortunate to make many new friends in their community. Marv was in a weekly poker group, attended the gym regularly, participated in a cooking club as well as taking on the role of President of the Shalom Club for a two-year term.  Marv always kept himself busy!


His Atlanta kids and grandkids were so lucky to be able to spend holidays with him, have him attend recitals, sports games, movies, dinners out and special sleepovers at Papa Marv and Grammy’s house.  The sleepovers always included golf cart rides, popcorn, candy and the best snacks!  Most recently, the family celebrated Hanukkah together and shared Marv’s favorite meal of Brisket & Kasha that Sheila prepared and he loved.  She made it such a special celebration at their home and Marv was beaming the entire evening.  He shared a love for sushi with his family - the grandkids always got excited when Papa Marv would order a whole sushi boat and they would finish every last piece!

Over their 55 years of marriage Marv and Sheila shared countless beautiful memories together. Dinners out with Sheila were always a favorite of Marv’s. He often started the day asking ‘what their plan was for dinner’ and always looked forward to sharing special occasions with friends and family. Marv cherished Sheila and would do anything for her. He appreciated the amazing care she took of him always but especially over the past few months and never wanted to be a burden. He always knew how much she loved and cared about him.  

Marv will be remembered by countless friends, extended family and numerous work colleagues. 

He is preceded in death by his parents (Bernice and Abe Polikov), brothers Bernie Polikov and Steve Polikov and his adored daughter-in-law (Jodi Polikov). 

The family asks that In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Marv’s memory to the Jodi Polikov Memorial Foundation 1427 Daniel Court Northbrook, IL 60062 

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am at Greenlawn Cemetery 950 Mansell Rd. Roswell, GA 30076 with Rabbi Jason Holtz officiating. 


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Graveside Service
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Greenlawn Cemetery
950 Mansell Road
Roswell, GA 30076

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