I came to know Prof. Marvin Knopp when I took his Introductory Modular Theory course at Temple University in Fall 2000. I found him to be very funny, caring, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and a great teacher. He made the subject he was teaching interesting and as a result he stimulated my interest for the subject. I think that is why I choose him to be my Ph.D. advisor. He was very generous with his time for me and more importantly; he was always a phone call away for everyone who needed his help, suggestion, and guidance. I will always be thankful for what he has done for me and I feel tremendously privileged to have been a part of his life. The knowledge I gained from him is immeasurable. He was a fantastic mathematician (it goes without saying), and a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful man. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his guidance and mentoring. He meant so much to me. For that I will forever be grateful.
I will miss Marvin very much and I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to his family.