Hans R. Markwarth

Hans R. Markwarth

August 25th, 1934 July 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Hans R. Markwarth

Hans Richard Markwarth, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 1, 2019. Hans was born on August 25, 1934 in Somerville to the late Hans and Jennie (DeGregorio) Markwarth.

Beloved husband of more than 56 years to Mary Elizabeth (McNamara). The most amazing father of Michael and wife Sheree Markwarth, Susan Markwarth, Richard and wife Kelly Markwarth, Marianne Markwarth, Patrick and wife Debra Markwarth, and Brian Markwarth. Loving papa to his 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, Amanda, Melissa, Elizabeth, Richard Hans, Brianna, Joseph, Jenna, and Matthew Markwarth. Devoted brother of sister Ann White, brother Ronald and wife Jenny Markwarth, and sister in-law Gertrude McNamara-Caruso. Generous and loving role model to many nieces, nephews, and close friends

Hans was a veteran of the Korean War, past Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, and a longtime resident of Arlington for 51 years. He enjoyed traveling, but was happiest when surrounded by family and friends poolside at his home.

Visiting hours will be held from Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington on Sunday, July 7th from 2 pm to 5 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester at 10 am on Monday, July 8th. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hans’ memory to the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut Street
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    Sunday, July 7th, 2019
    2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saint Eulalia's Church
    50 Ridge Street
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    Monday, July 8th, 2019

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Patti Vellante

Sue and Markwarth family:
I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Fondly, Patti Vellante
Comment | Posted at 09:09pm via Condolence


Mary-Beth and Family,
My sincere condolences to all. From the few times I met him, Hans was a loving and caring husband, father, and all around person. I wish I could be with you and your family today. My prayers are with you all.

Anne Righellis
Comment | Posted at 02:22pm via Condolence

Diana de Figueiredo

To the Markwarth family,
I want to extend my sympathy on the loss of Mr. Hans Markwarth. I work with Susan and what I want to say is that to me no daughter could speak so highly and proud of her dad. Her eyes would light up every time she would tell a story about him. You could see the love she has for him. May God continue to give you all strength and comfort today and always.

Diana de Figueiredo
Comment | Posted at 10:07am via Condolence

He left a legacy of being deeply loved, which is the best legacy of all.

May the famous Markwarth wit and humor be a comfort in the sadder moments.

With love - BLP and Mr. Gowing
Comment | Posted at 10:21am via Condolence

Denise Burns

Susan and family, I’m sorry to hear about your father. May memories comfort you.
Comment | Posted at 12:38am via Condolence

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