John Steven Crowell, 70, of Provincetown, died peacefully at home on Feb. 5, 2020, surrounded by his devoted partner of 20 years, Marlene Sawyer, and her two daughters, Laura Parker and Shannon Patrick. He formerly lived in Plymouth.
Born in Portsmouth, Va., Steven, as he was known, enlisted in the Army at age 18 and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While serving in the Vietnam War as a member of the Special Forces, he specialized in radio communications. Among his many decorations, medals, badges, and commendations, Steven was awarded the Bronze Star. He finished his military career in the Army Reserve.
After the service, he worked as an electrician in the Plymouth area. Upon retirement, he moved full-time to the Lower Cape.
Steven was a lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed walks, bicycle rides along the Cape Cod Canal, and fishing, but his greatest passion was dancing — ballroom, swing, and two-step. He was also a member of St. Peter the Apostle parish.
In addition to his partner, Marlene, he is survived by his daughter, Kimberly, of Buzzards Bay; two sisters, Sandra and Dawn; and his brothers, George and Philip. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Frances Crowell, and two sisters, Patsy and Diane.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Gately Funeral Home, 94 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown, on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
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