March 23 , 1957 - February 11 , 2021
Due to Covid -19 restrictions, there will be a private prayer ceremony on February 17, 2021 with only immediate family at this time. A celebration of life will be considered as restrictions lift during the next year. Thank you for your condolences and understanding.
The family has enormous gratitude for those who loved and cared for Wes throughout his life. Donations in Wes’s name to two wonderful organizations, Angela Hospice (angelahospice.org/donations) or the St. Louis Center (stlouiscenter.org/giving), would be most appreciated.
Wesley “Wes” Marvicsin, Jr., 63, passed away on February 11, 2021 at Angela Hospice Center in Livonia, Michigan. He was born on March 23, 1957 to Wesley Sr. and JoAnn Marvicsin. He grew up in Romulus, Michigan and attended St. Aloysius School in Romulus as well as St. Louis School in Chelsea. He also worked in sheltered workshops, such as the Harold J. Coil Center and the Western Wayne Workshop. At both the St. Louis School and Western Wayne Workshop, he was on their championship basketball teams and was a
medal winner in the Special Olympics.
He had an infectious smile, joyous laugh, and a personality that was larger than life. His heart and hugs were as big as the world and his generosity was boundless. Wes loved socializing, cooking, going to dances, and attending family holiday gatherings. He also liked learning about pets and babies, playing cards, watching old Western films, and listening to all types of music (especially country music).
His life was full, enjoying summers traveling up north in Michigan and fishing on the lake with his beloved grandparents. At his home in Romulus, he enjoyed swimming and playing basketball. He was genuinely interested in other people and their well-being, and selflessly championed their successes. You could always count on Wes to remember meticulous details about you, as well as
the accurate weather report.
Strong in his faith, he always believed in the good in the world and in people, even when they may not have understood the needs and nuances of a developmentally disabled person. Wes led by example and educated others through unconditional love, untainted joy, and unwavering hope. Friends, teachers, and caregivers immediately fell in love with him. Most of all, he was always a gentleman.
The world is a better place because Wes was in it.
He was the son of Wesley Marvicsin, Sr., the cherished brother of Abby (Marvicsin) Block and Amy Marvicsin. He was also the beloved brother-in-law of Robin Block and the doting uncle of Jon Taylor, Konnor McIntosh, and Kamryn McIntosh. He is preceded in death by his loving grandmother Gwena (Knight, Stedman) Gill, grandfather Thomas Gill,
and his mother JoAnn (Stedman) Marvicsin. He will be laid to rest at Michigan Memorial Park next to his mother JoAnn.
May Wes rest in peace and shine down and watch over all of those that love him. Wes you will be missed. Kim Koss
Wesley was my cousin, he was always nice And friendly guy. He loved his family. Dan Emery
Wesley was always such a sweet and joyous presence in the family home. Even when I was an angst-filled teenager, Wesley could never fail to lift my mood and make me laugh. I am very sorry for your loss, which is a loss to us all. Susan Harter
Uncle Wes, Abby, Amy, Jon, Connor, Kamryn, & Robin, The Deepest Sympathies, & Condolences for Wesley's passing. I know going through the death of a loved one is never easy. Much Love To All Of You, John Stedman & Lee Ann Nagy, Zachary & Moira Sredman, Nicholas Stedman & Kaysey Daly John Patrick Stedman
Amy, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss your brother. What a beautiful write up about him and his life and the impact he has had on so many. Sending you and your family my sincerest condolences and prayers for peace at this difficult time. Gail Henderson
Wesley was my cousin and a big part of my childhood... He was always so nice and considerate and we all had fun together... Wesley had a memory like no one I have ever met... he always had good stories that brought a smile to my face... Rest In Peace Wesley Bill Hall
My condolences to you all. Losing someone as magical as Wesley is just painful. Prayers sent. I never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Wesley but I can tell from his photo I would be a fan. That smile, eye sparkle and the kindness wrinkles showed you what he was made of. Wesley may you RIP. Please send the family and friends a memory or message once in awhile they will certainly need it and appreciate it. Y'all take care of each other. Mitch Snelson
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all. God bless. Chris Marsiglia
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Wes. Take care of yourselves, Abby and Amy, and know that you have been the sweetest and most supportive of sisters. Love you both. Janis Hicks
One guy that will never be forgotten. I can still hear his voice in my head saying “Hey Randy”. He always had a question about how you were or what you were doing. He always cared. Condolences from our family to yours. Randy Moffat
Uncle Wes, Abby, & Amy, I am very saddened to hear of Little Wesley's passing. He has always been and will always be Little Wes to me. I cherish the memories I have of him as we were growing up. He was always a very happy person, except when Abby teased him about his raccoon tail hat(!). He would have been excited to know my real raccoon pet, Walker. You are in my prayers and I think of you often. Uncle Wes, you were a very good father to Little Wes. I miss you and pray that all of the good memories will flush out the sadness. May Little Wesley's contagious smile still infect you all. Love you all. Ruth A Gagnon (Marvicsin)
Wes always remembered cousin Dan's "Hot Rod". He always asked me about it and I only wish we could have taken a ride together when I still had it. He was always smiling and laughing at me when I would make a silly face at him. So grateful to sister Abby for her role in taking care of him as much as she could and to Uncle Wes for being a great father to him. Bless his family and may "little Wesley" enjoy the journey. Dan Marvicsin