In Memory of Marlin Muse

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After a 12 year battle with prostate cancer, Marlin Muse died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 15 surrounded by family.

Born in Yakima, Washington on March 5, 1933, Marlin spent the first 27 years of his life in Washington before moving to Southern California in 1960. Marlin worked in the Torrance School District for over 20 years, as a teacher and Student Activities Director at South High School in the ‘60s and as a counselor and Dean of Students at West High School in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

After years of teaching, Marlin moved and began the entrepreneurial part of his life. He opened the Old Town Optical Shop in Monrovia and finally retired in 1998 on his 65th birthday.

Marlin loved to play. Tennis, cards, games, baseball, basketball – he loved them all. But most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Shirley; his daughter Kerry and husband Steve Upp; daughter Michelle and husband Randy Davis; daughter Colette and husband Mark Smith; his stepdaughter Kara and husband Dan Gordon; his stepson Brent and wife Tara; his brothers Del and Galen and sister-in-law Rosie and their families and many loving friends. But he will be especially missed by his 11 grandchildren who were the lights in his big blue eyes.

The family requests that donations be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute.

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute mission is to improve the quality of men’s lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.

PCRI is certified as “Best in America” by Independent Charities of America.

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By Mail: Your tax-deductible gift in the form of cash, credit card, stocks or real estate should be made payable to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute and sent to:

Prostate Cancer Research Institute
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Federal Tax ID Number: 95-4617875

With each memorial or “gift in honor” contribution received, an announcement letter will be sent to his family. The amount given is never indicated in the announcement letter. The donor will also receive an acknowledgment letter. It is PCRI’s policy to acknowledge all memorial and “gift in honor” contributions promptly after receipt.

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