Marvin Blatt (Nachum Baruch ben Yonah v'Rachel Leah), of Orlando, passed away Thursday after complications from cancer treatment. Celebrating his 72nd birthday last Sunday, he was born in Brooklyn to Jerome "Jerry" Blatt (z"l) and Ruth Koolik Blatt Levine (z"l). He was the oldest of 4 children (Carol Peterson, Stacy Keehler, and Alan Blatt (z"l). In 1970, he married the love of his life, Shelly, while proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force. In 1980, they welcomed their son Marc into the family. In 1989, the family moved to South Orlando and were a founding family of the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation. Marvin was many things in his life: a published artist, teacher, singer, Disney cast member, published author, doting grandfather, and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife Shelly, son Marc, daughter-in-law Rachel, sisters Carol and Stacy, grandchildren Hannah, Tova, and Rafi, sisters-in-law Beverly, Lisa, Lori, and Patti, brother-in-law Jack, several cousins, nieces and nephews, and countless friends. May his memory be a source of blessing and comfort to all who knew him. We ask that any donations be directed to Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation (sojc.org) in his memory.