With sadness, The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) recently learned of the passing of Marvin Specter, P.E. at the age of 91. Mr. Specter joined NYSSPE in 1955, was President of the Westchester Chapter in 1968, NYSSPE State President in 1972, and NSPE National President in 1982.
Marvin grew up in Baltimore, MD where he graduated Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High School followed by the Johns Hopkins University and JHU-ROTC (Scabbard & Blade), where he earned a BE in Civil Engineering, then later a MSC from Columbia University. Starting first in the USMC, then continuing in USMCR and MD State and National Guards, Marvin’s professional career began working for HNTB, SSVK, USACE, and the MD State Roads Commission, and later in private practice as a Consulting Engineer in White Plains, NY until 2017. Marvin served as Founding President and later Executive Director of the NAFE and co-founder and President of CESB. Honors; Highest Honors; NSPE, AAES, ASCE
Marvin’s contributions to and his impact on the engineering profession and specifically forensic engineering were great and will be long lasting. Marvin’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Education Foundation, 1420 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
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