Dr. Marvin H. Kendrick Jr. of Stow and Martha’s Vineyard, formerly of Weston, died peacefully on Sept. 26, surrounded by his family.

He attended Phillips Andover Academy followed by Harvard University and Tufts University School of Medicine. He dedicated over 40 years of service as a physician at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He always said “the man who loves his job never goes to work” and he certainly loved medicine. He enjoyed spending time on Martha’s Vineyard with his family, fishing, and playing the piano. This past summer he achieved one of his life dreams, spending a day on Philbin Beach on Martha’s Vineyard with his family while watching his grandchildren play.

He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Snow) Kendrick; the devoted father of Jeffrey Kendrick of Santa Monica, Calif., Julia Kendrick, MD and her fiancé Joey LaMartina, MD of New Orleans, La.; and Andrew Kendrick of Boston; and grandfather of Joey LaMartina 3rd and Jack LaMartina. He was the brother of Susan Austin of Pittsfield and the late Eleanor and Barbara Kendrick.

Having touched the lives of so many people with his kindness and brilliance, he will most certainly be missed.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Julia’s Church, 374 Boston Post Road in Weston Center, followed by a reception at St. Julia’s Church Parish Center. Relatives and friends kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Marvin H. Kendrick Jr. MD memorial fund at Walters Shannon and Jensen, c/o David Jensen, 27 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02445. An online guestbook is available at gfdoherty.com.