Marvin Isenstein died on August 30 surrounded by his family. He was 91.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. He graduated from the University of Illinois and served in the United States Navy. In 1951, he founded Business Card Inc. in North Chicago. In 1971, the printing company (now TriBci Wholesale Printing) moved to Tullahoma, Tenn. In 1988, he became a trusted advisor and board member as his son Joel assumed the position of company president.

Marvin was fascinated with the evolution of the printing industry as it transitioned from hot lead type to digital technology. He was an early adopter of the Mac operating system, graphic design software and just about every other new technology. He was working with computers before many of his peers in the printing industry realized the inevitability of this technical revolution.

A natural storyteller, he shared tales from his youth, travels and adventures and always left his audience laughing. He loved and appreciated beauty in nature and design. He spent endless hours overseeing multiple hydrangeas in full bloom and pondering ways to expand his gardens in Highland Park as well as on Martha’s Vineyard. He cherished the time spent on the Vineyard surrounded by nature, a view of the pond, and a cadre of new found friends. He collected quirky and expressive folk art, never met a walking stick that he didn’t like, and crafted a beautiful home, a testament to his warmth and welcoming nature. Marvin was kind without effort and enjoyed a wide circle of friends. His family was the center of his life. He was devoted to his wife Sandy in pursuing her interests, philanthropies and their travels around the world. His grandchildren made him immensely proud. He loved them all, and he knew they loved him deeply.

He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Sandra June Isenstein; his parents, Morris and Eva Isenstein; a sister Miriam Hirsh; a granddaughter Anna Isenstein and nephew John Gross. He is survived by his daughter Betsy Isenstein; sons Mark Isenstein, Burton Isenstein and Joel Isenstein; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery, Forest Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Annual Fund, 1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, the Anna Isenstein Teacher’s Aide Fund, West End Synagogue, 3810 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205, or ORT America, 3701 Commercial Ave, Ste. 13, Northbrook, IL 60062.