Marvin Kaulkin


Marvin Kaulkin died on March 21, at age 84 at home in Sarasota, Fla., following a valiant battle with cancer. Kaulkin was born and raised in Philadelphia, and graduated from Northeast High School and Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Kaulkin played basketball on his high school team and also for four years at Lafayette. For a short time, while waiting to go overseas with the Army, Kaulkin traveled with the SPHAs basketball team (South Philadelphia Hebrew Association) playing against the Harlem Globetrotters. After service in Korea and Japan, Kaulkin returned to Philadelphia and joined the family floor covering distributorship business. In 1963, he married and subsequently moved to Maryland to operate a startup floor-covering distributorship. In 1980, Kaulkin became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and business intermediary building a mergers and acquisitions business in the collection industry. Kaulkin was a key figure in the unprecedented roll up of firms in that industry and also launched the industry’s first electronic newsletter. Kaulkin is survived by his wife of 32 years, Toby, sons Andrew and Michael, stepchildren Ted and Stephanie, and grandchildren Philo, Talia, Arielle, Samantha and Remy. Donations may be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Sarasota, Fla.

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