Marvin J. Lalli
May 6, 2020

MARVIN J. LALLI: Marvin J. Lalli, 80, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on May 6, 2020, in Boca Raton, FL. Marvin was born in Canonsburg, PA, to Nick and Jennie Lalli on January 17, 1940. He celebrated the last bar mitzvah at the Canonsburg Synagogue, and he graduated from Canonsburg High School in 1957. Marvin went on to earn a degree from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 1962 where he would later serve as the president of the alumni association, earn his PharmD, and teach. Marvin also served in the U.S. Air Force. He spent the majority of his career working in the university hospitals in Pittsburgh for Eli Lilly & Co. – and later Roche. Marvin’s contributions to his community were abundant, including to his beloved Beth El Congregation in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, the Community Liver Alliance, and – in recent years – mentoring Pittsburgh Public Schools students via the United Way. Marvin is survived by his wife, Myra Katzman Lalli of Pittsburgh, PA; son Ian Lalli of Doylestown, PA; son Howard Lalli of Atlanta, GA; daughter Diane Lalli Saketkhou of Boca Raton, FL; brother Bernie Lalli of Cecil Township, PA; sister Frieda Lalli of Pittsburgh, PA; ten grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Perhaps most notably, Marvin is survived by myriad friends. As his mother, Jennie, might have said: Marvin never met a stranger. Services and Interment Private. Shiva will be held by Beth El via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, through Thursday, May 14. Memorial donations may be made to Beth El Congregation or the Community Liver Alliance. Arrangement entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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My deepest condolences. I knew Marv from our days at Eli LIlly. We attended numerous meetings together and at one time were in the same hospital district. A wonderful and compassionate man.

By Ernest Kraus - May 15, 2020

Please accept our condolences. We only knew Marvin for a short time and liked him very much. He was a good neighbor and helped tremendously with keeping our condo building functioning. We never knew Marvin to turn down any requests for help or assistance. Marvin was a mensch! We are sure that he will be missed by all who knew him. Bonnie and Bob Isacke

By Bonnie and Bob Isacke - May 11, 2020

My deepest sympathy. Even though we moved to Florida I would often see Marvin when I came back to Pittsburgh and played golf. He and I played together often. Since I live in Florida now and use his son-in-law as one of my Doctors I was able to connect with him a few months ago. I will try and remember the good times we had. Norman Belle

By Norman Belle - May 10, 2020

T1SQ1SQONhank you Marvin and family for your years of friendship. Your father was a special friend of mine as well as a great mentor. May you Rest In Peace.

By John Borys - May 09, 2020

Our deepest condolences on Marvin's passing. We were his classmates at Canonsburg High and remember him warmly. May he rest in peace.

By Joseph Polinski and Wallie Pedeski Polinski - May 08, 2020