RCI lost one of its Family members in February with the passing of William Marvin Tebeau, who his friends knew best as Marvin (and occasionally as Marva, to us insiders). While RCI can never replace Marvin, we are all committed to carrying forward his legacy through our actions and our work as a means of honoring his enduring memory!
Marvin started with RCI in 1984 and ascended to Principal Environmental Specialist. His technical abilities allowed RCI to become a leader in local Environmental and Natural Resource Services and a go-to resource for many in both the public and private sectors. But it was his personality and charisma that made him such a joy to work with, and that left so many with fond memories of time spent with Marvin. Marvin will remain the epitome of what RCI stands for and the kind of person and professional we strive to be.
Family and friends remembered him at RCI and at his celebration of life as a professional who always had a flair for the unexpected, particularly when the mood became too heavy or serious. He was an outstanding mentor, friend, always one who made time to listen patiently, provide calming, and reassuring advice. Marvin would always enthusiastically welcome you into his office while he listened and offered wisdom, solutions, and encouragement. His humility and love of his Alma Matter, the University of Georgia, made it easy to root for his Bulldogs. GO DAWGS! Perhaps it is not coincidence that the Bulldogs won the College National Championship in January of 2022 with Marvin watching proudly with his family. Marvin was a loyal husband to wife Sandy for 46 years, proud stepfather to Stephanie, and a prankster (and loving) brother to Judy and Edie. Every November found Marvin back in Georgia with his family to celebrate Thanksgiving.
RCI will forever be thankful to Marvin and his family for nearly four decades of service and friendship. Fortunately, many friends and RCI alumni were able to show their appreciation by visiting Marvin and lending a helping hand in his final month.
Marvin will be greatly missed!