Stephen F. Marcus

May 30, 1953January 16, 2014

Stephen F. Marcus of Newton, age 60, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at home on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Ellen Schön. Devoted father of Claire S. Marcus and David H. Marcus & his wife, Lauryn J. Isaacs. Dear brother of George E. Marcus and Richard D. Marcus. Adored uncle. Cherished son-in-law of Nancy Schön. Steve lived passionately, touching the lives of many people through his warmth, humor, and intellect. We remember him fondly for his love of music, cycling, and chocolate. Services at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline on Sunday, January 19 at 11:30AM. Burial will follow in the Independent Workmen’s Circle, 776 Baker Street, W. Roxbury. Family and friends are invited to gather at his late residence immediately following the burial service. Shiva will be observed on Sunday and Monday, 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Steve's memory to support Dr. David Reardon's brain tumor research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


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Greg Honn

January 24, 2014

I knew Steve as the manager at Laughing Alley as well as a sales rep, cohort, and competitor of mine in the business but he was always a gentleman. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He will be sorely missed by everyone in the cycling community.

Greg Honn, Milano Sport

Craig White

January 24, 2014

I just found out as I was reading the Bicycle Retailer news on line. My heart sank. My deepest sympathy to Ellen, children, and all Steve's family and friends. I knew Steve from the Laughing Alley days as I was their Peugeot rep. As a competitor, when he "hit the road" he was hard working and always knew his stuff. Always respectful. We enjoyed the "road warrior" stories we shared when our paths crossed on sales calls. I know he had a rough go for years, but he always stayed the course and never complained. Rest in peace Steve.

January 21, 2014

lieve Ellen ,het is verdrietig het nieuws te horen over het heengaan van je lieve man, ik wens je veel sterkte en veel liefde om je heen in deze dagen en altijd,een lieve knuffel, Els Janssens

Mary O'Neil Willoughby

January 21, 2014

Very sorry to hear the news about Steve. The bicycle business was our main connection as he visited our bike shop as a rep for many years.
But we had lovely chats about music when he learned my son was off to college to study world music as a percussionist.
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Kurt Begemann

January 20, 2014

I knew Steve on and off over the years from the bicycle industry. He was always "chipper" when I saw him. A great example of living with an "attitude of gratitude". Thanks for touching me with this briefly, from time to time. Rest in peace Steve. You will be remembered for good things.

January 20, 2014

Dear Ellen, our hearts were filled with so much sorrows...may you always be cuddled by God's loving embrace. -condolences from your artist friends in the Philippines.

Neil Medin

January 19, 2014

Steve will be truly missed..It was a pleasure knowing him, and I always enjoyed working with him. He was a truly a mensch.

lisa krabichler

January 19, 2014

dear ellen and all of your family. the remembering is the only thing, we never can loose. i'm very sorry for all of you and hope from the bottom of my heart, you will have a lot of power, of love and friendship, of spirit and positiv energy to stand the situation and find new sence. i'm praying with you. lisa

January 19, 2014

I send you all love, and know that you are surrounded by such loving friends and family. I will certainly miss Steve and his smile at the Schon family gatherings. Claire, birthday buddy, my heart goes out to you. Love, Jodie

Tom Parmenter

January 19, 2014

Love to old friends and grateful thanks to Steve for dragging me back into music and making me a much better player.


"Carry on, and have yourself a lovely time,
Think of me when you finally reach the other side"