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1956 Mark 2014

Mark Westcott

October 15, 1956 — April 22, 2014

Mark Westcott, known to all as "Maypo", was born in Framingham, Massacsusetts on October 15, 1956, the youngest of 6 children born to John and Marie (Kelly) Westcott. In his youth he resided in Okinawa and Hawaii. Though he had little formal education, Mark was self-taught from a young age. Often on his own, he was at times homeless. Over the years Mark was employed as a journeyman roofer in Portland, commercial fisherman out of Eureka, CA, gold miner in O'Brien, Oregon and taxi driver/owner in Astoria. In 1989 Mark and his wife-to-be Cathy moved to Astoria from Portland. They fell in love with the coast and in December of 1992 they established residence in Naselle after getting married in October. Mark loved working on his home in Naselle, taking long drives in his pick-up truck complete with the barking back Labs, and hanging out at the Worker's Tavern in Astoria with friends. Mark frequently brought home men that were "down on their luck". He would feed them. provide a change of clothes, give them a few bucks, and send them on thir way. He never forgot his childhood and the memories thereof. On April 22, 2014 Mark died of complications from a long-standing illness. He is survived by his beloved wife and companion Cathy Anne Westcott; step-children Julie Bruce of Portland and Sam McCoy of West Linn, OR; grandchildren Devon Byrd, Bow Hill Bruce and Kali Rain Bruce; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers John Westcott of Framingham, Ed Westcott of Jackson, Michigan, Paul Westcott of Jacksonville, FL; sister Shirley Singerly of Stuart, FL and Barbara Sousa who died earlier. At his request, a family memorial service will be held this summer to pay tribute to his legacy. His guestbook is available at

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