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Stephen Philip Marwick

September 12, 1955 ~ December 19, 2018 (age 63)

Stephen Philip Marwick, 63, beloved husband of Lynne M. (Parentela) Marwick, passed after a long illness, on Wednesday, December 19, at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, MA, with his wife and family at his side. Born on September 12, 1955, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a loving son of V. Ernest and (Raye) Matilda Kilpatrick (Forsyth) Marwick, he was raised and educated in Montreal, until he was 12 years old. Stephen along with his family emigrated from Canada to the United States in 1968 and later resided in West Springfield for the past 50 years. He spent many summers in Oka, Quebec, on his uncle and aunt’s ranch helping with the horses. Stephen graduated from West Springfield High School in 1975 and later served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany. A precision machinist by trade, he worked for Gosselin Tools in Agawam for a period of time and also at the YMCA and Hasting Fence. Stephen had a great love for the outdoors, he enjoyed camping, hiking, and canoeing. He was a talented craftsman and artist of many drawings and writings. He was a strong, sensitive and a kind person who loved all animals. He was predeceased by his grandparents, David Gordon and (Maisie) Gladys Mae (Brown) Marwick, and by his mother, (Raye) Matilda Fitzpatrick Forsyth. He leaves his father, V. Ernest Marwick of Barefoot Bay, FL; his loving wife, Lynne (Diehl) Marwick of West Springfield; daughter, Tanya Sylvester and her husband, Robert, of St. Petersburg, FL, and granddaughter, Ivory Diehl of Orlando, FL; sister Corinne Cremonti and husband, David, of West Springfield; 2 brothers, Gordon Marwick of West Springfield and Gerald Marwick and his wife, Lynde, of Cocoa, FL; and by many nieces and nephews and their families. A private funeral service will be held at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave., in Springfield. A committal service with military honors will be held for Stephen on Friday January 18th, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s name may be made to the YMCA OF Greater Springfield, 275 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01104. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com

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