Former resident of town

Published in the September 22, 2016 edition

LITTLETON — Steven Robert Cartwright, 49, of Littleton, died peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Sept. 16, 2016. He was born in Minneapolis on Jan. 24, 1967 son of the late David and Barbara (Durum) Cartwright. He grew up in the Bahamas and moved to Marietta, Ga., where he graduated high school. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1985 until 1989.

After meeting her in Bermuda in 1987, he was married in 1992 to Pamela (Melican) Cartwright (Medford High School, Class of 1981). They lived in Medford and North Reading before coming to Littleton in 2004. Steve worked as a Fire Safety Technician for Fire Equipment, Inc. in Medford for the past 17 years.

He was an avid sports fan and loved the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins and especially loved to watch his son, Matthew, play soccer and lacrosse. He enjoyed the beach and scuba diving and earned his Rescue Divers License. His favorite location to dive was the Eastern Caribbean Islands. He also liked running, was a fan of all music including Led Zeppelin, ‘70s and ‘80s rock bands and, most recently, Classical. His favorite weekend destinations throughout the year were Short Sands Beach and Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine and Brewster on Cape Cod.

Mr. Cartwright is survived by his wife Pamela (Melican) Cartwright of Littleton, his son Matthew Cartwright of Littleton, brother Michael Cartwright of North Carolina, sister Susan (Cartwright) and her husband Freddie McBride of Huntersville, N.C. and two nephews Drew and Seth McBride. He is also survived by his mother–in–law, Marie Melican of Groton, sister in law Kimberly (Melican) and her husband Edward Herdiech of Groton, and two nephews Mark and Daniel Herdiech, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visiting hours were held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton on Wednesday, Sept. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Church, 75 King St., Littleton on Thursday, Sept 22 .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Steven’s name to the website: Choose: Donate. Choose Fund: MGH Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke. Tribute Gift Name: Steven Cartwright.