Marvin W. Bubie

Marvin Bubie was born and raised in the Capital District, graduating from Averill Park High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a retiree from GE and has lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Virginia.  In addition, he spent 18 months in Germany with the US Army and has returned to Europe many times visiting Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany.  Over the years he has collected and decoded the official seals and municipal symbols from various cities, towns, counties, boroughs and villages in this country as well as those in Europe.  Each seal is a mini-history lesson and a collection all relating to a common heritage tell of a reverence for that heritage.

Marvin has compiled three books – the first covering the Dutch heritage of New York’s Hudson River from Manhattan to Amsterdam, NY and the second illustrating municipal symbols along the Erie Canal.  The third book has municipal symbols from Maine to Georgia that tell the local stories that relate to the American Revolution.

Marvin is also listed by BOCES as an Author/Presenter as these stories are a part of of our unique history presented in a unique way.