Forest P. West
Derrek Forest P. West, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed
away suddenly at the age of 28, in his home in Malden. Derrek
was born in 1988, the son of Philip M. and Sherrill A. (O’Neill)
West, and was raised in Malden. After completing his education,
he became an Ironworker, and was a member of Ironworker’s Local
#7. More recently Derrek had been working as a welder. Derrek
enjoyed hockey and boxing, and had a vast reservoir of obscure
facts. He was very loyal to, and protective of his family.
He is survived by his parents, Philip M. and Sherrill A.
(O’Neill) West of Malden, his sister, Nicole M. West of Medford,
his brothers, Philip M. “P.J.” West Jr of the Japan Marine Corps
Base, Okinawa, Tylor O. West of Malden, his grandmothers,
Catherine M. “Kay” West of Malden and Trudi Papoutsis of Malden,
as well as many loving cousins, and of course his beloved dog
Derrek was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Forest J. West
and James P. O’Neill.
Funeral from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144
Salem St, Malden, on Friday, December 9th, at 8:45 AM followed
by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception
Church, Malden, at 10 AM. Interment to Follow in Forest Dale
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thurs, Dec 8th,
from 4-8 PM.
Donations in Derrek’s memory may be made to NAMI, (National
Awareness for Mental Illness), at NAMI Massachusetts, The
Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129