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MARGOLIN In San Francisco, November 1. 1982. Oliver Margolin, loving husband of Bella Margolin of Santa Rosa, beloved father of Sylvia Paull of Berkeley, Harriet Becker of Ithaca, Ithaca, N Y., Debra Masi of Amherst, Mass., and Evelyn Margolin of San Francisco, also survived by 2 brothers. 2 grandchildren and 2 nephews.
   A native of New York City, NY, age 65 years. A member of the Santa Rosa Symphony, lifetime teachers credential, State of California. Musicians Local no. 292 and Temple Beth Ami.
   Friends are invited to attend services on Tuesday. November 2, 1982, at 1 p.m. at the Eggen & Lance Mortuary, Rabbi Jonathen Slater, Temple Beth Ami, officiating.
   Interment, Beth Ami Cemetery of Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Due to Orthodox Services, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Temple Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, Ca. 95405.

[The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Ca, 01 Nov 1982, Monday,  Main Edition, Page 13]

Grave marker for Oliver Margolin in Beth Ami Cemetery, Santa Rosa (Sonoma county), California.

Oliver enlisted in the Army as a 17-year-old Private in the Coastal Artillery Corps, at New York City, NY on 16 September 1940.

A post-graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, he was soon made a warrant officer and on 18 November 1942, WOJG Margolin was transferred from HQ ABC AGF to the 508th Band and assumed command.  He remained in that capacity throughout the war.

During the Korean Conflict, WO Margolin was serving with the 7th Infantry Division.  shown here at far left leading a Rosh Hashanah service.  The holiday preceded the Inchon landing by a matter of a few days.

   Post-Korea duties, however, saw CWO Margolin leading the 72nd Army Band at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro (Los Angeles),  CA.  The unit had been activated at Camp Hanford, WA in November 1951 but was relocated to California in March, 1958 with a primary mission to act as a morale booster by entertaining troops at various remote locations such as Nike missile sites.

Oliver remained active in his retirement years by serving as a music instructor for handicapped children and as the director of an occupational therapy program at the Veterans Administration Brentwood Facility in Westwood, CA.  The program provided individual instrumental and vocal instruction and tranquilizing or stimulating effects through various types of music.

Following retirement to Santa Rosa, CA He played various string instruments, such as the viola and violin, with the Sonoma County Philharmonic, an all-volunteer orchestra.

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