Michael A. Southwick died peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Beth Israel hospital in Boston. He was 37.
He was born on April 27, 1974, in Hartford, Conn. He grew up in Lexington, S.C., and has called Martha’s Vineyard his home for more than 11 years.
Michael was a master mechanic, devoted and loving father, and an active member of his community. He is survived by his loving daughter, Violet Southwick, and many good friends and loved ones.
Services will be held on Friday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven, at 11 am, followed by a memorial gathering at the American Legion Hall on William Street in Vineyard Haven at 6 pm. Memorial donations in honor of Michael for Violet Southwick can be made to (Michael Southwick Memorial, P.O. Box 4623, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Times.