Stephan Calvin Obituary

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Stephan J. Calvin

June 8, 1995 - May 27, 2014
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ORLEANS: Stephan Joshua Calvin, nicknamed "Jaxon" and "SJ", died suddenly of natural causes at age 18, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12 days before his 19th birthday. He passed away at his home in South Orleans where he lived with his Aunt Linda and Uncle Peter Coneen. Stephan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of the late Angela Calvin, and as an orphan and foster child, had been moved to many different places until he eventually came to live on Cape Cod, where he was welcomed into a large, extended family of friends and caregivers. Stephan graduated in 2013 from Barnstable High School, and had just completed his first year at...
ORLEANS: Stephan Joshua Calvin, nicknamed "Jaxon" and "SJ", died suddenly of natural causes at age 18, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12 days before his 19th birthday. He passed away at his home in South Orleans where he lived with his Aunt Linda and Uncle Peter Coneen. Stephan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of the late Angela Calvin, and as an orphan and foster child, had been moved to many different places until he eventually came to live on Cape Cod, where he was welcomed into a large, extended family of friends and caregivers.

Stephan graduated in 2013 from Barnstable High School, and had just completed his first year at Cape Cod Community College. He had also worked for several years at Shaw's Supermarket in Hyannis. He spoke of entering the military upon completion of his Associate Degree, and planned to pursue a career in music after serving his country.

Stephan had many passions and interests, was good-natured, and had a gentle way about him. He was smart, funny, creative and outgoing, all traits which contributed to his popularity. He was the kind of young man everyone wanted to be around. His laugh was full and contagious. Stephan lit up a room with his charismatic personality. He loved making people feel special and had empathy for others one would expect from an older or wiser man. But Stephan had a difficult upbringing, spending years helping care for his disabled younger sister, as well as himself. He was a great judge of character, and was never afraid to show his feelings. He was self-confident and had a natural ease that made people want to be near him. He was willing to try new things and was committed to doing his best at all that he did.

Music and singing was his joy and one of his favorite things to do. One would catch him singing at school, at work, and always could be heard singing in the shower. He had a beautiful voice, and had aspirations to write songs, something he looked forward to as a career. Stephan was very strong and athletic. He played basketball, football, baseball, and other sports in school at Barnstable, and with friends. He loved sports, and had a vast knowledge of professional teams and players.

Stephan was truly resilient and despite many obstacles he experienced as a young child, emerged as a survivor and forward-thinker, happy to look ahead to the good things coming, instead of dwelling on his past. He derived happiness from his large, non-traditional family, had many close friends whom he cherished, and found unconditional love from his new family on Cape Cod. Stephan is survived by the love of his life, Taylor Chicoine; brother Tre Calvin and fiancé Erica; sister Aaliyah of Utah, whom he dearly missed; beloved "Mom" Alana Cavallini; best friends Ed Leach and Joe Turner and their mothers Suzanne Leach and Rebecca Turner, both "second mothers" to him; compassionate DCF caseworker Marianne Ridino; "brothers" Joey St Peter and Seth Johnson, "Auntie" Peggy Bonaparte; "Aunts and Uncles" Peter and Linda Coneen, and DJ and Grady Scholl; "cousins" Adam, Nick, and Sam Bonaparte, Drew Peckham, Aaron Coneen, Julia Cataldo Lee, Norah Jane and Ethan Scholl; dear friends Corey and Bo Woolfolk, Omar Pearson, DJ Gonsalves, and Briana Melendez, his Shaw's family, and "little brother" Quentin Barry, for whom he was a mentor. He was predeceased in 2014 by his close friend Michael Lawrence.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, June 10, from 4 to 7 PM at the Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main Street, Hyannis. Burial will be private.

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"I'll never forget the good times we had in US History 1 and Algebra 2 classes at Barnstable High. He was an awesome guy." Jonathan Clark (Hyannis, MA)

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