Marvin Hume was born February 3rd, 1921 in Collingswood New Jersey, and passed away April 25, 2015. He joined the Navy November 5th, 1942. He was an Aviation Machinist's Mate on five different aircraft carriers teaching Navy personnel how to repair airplane parts. The last carrier he served on was the USS Megara until his discharge in 1945. After being discharged, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he had met his wife and started a family. His dream had always been to open a retail store on the Atlantic City boardwalk, so in 1957 he moved back east and shortly after opened his first store. He operated his business, "The Boardwalk Rock and Shell Shop" for over 20 years. In 1973, he purchased the property at Sunset Beach and soon after left Atlantic City to make Sunset Beach his permanent location.

Marvin felt strongly about honoring our nation's veterans, and his tradition of lowering the flag at sunset continues to recognize the service and dedication of our vets.