SILVER CREEK - Kenneth M. Steklasa, age 46, of Angell Road, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 8, 2012 in the Emergency Room of the Lake Shore Health Care Center (Town of Hanover).
Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret "Marge" Ross, whom he married in Gowanda on August 22, 2009; 2 sons Daniel Steklasa of Las Vegas NV and Kenneth W. Steklasa at home in Silver Creek NY; his mother and stepfather, Rita (Melvin) Wolfe of Little River S.C.; brother Steven (Kimberly) Steklasa of Silver Creek and sister Mrs. Robert (Charlayne) Sutton of Jenkintown Pa.; godparents Dave and Marge Wilcox of Springville; stepchildren Carl Racinowski of Mass., Michael O'Connor of Silver Creek, NY, Jennifer Racinowski of Hamburg; nephews and nieces Tyler Steklasa, McKenna Steklasa and Robert Paul Sutton; step granddaughter Cori Racinowski also survive along with his mother in-law, Maria Ross of Silver Creek, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Kenneth J. Steklasa (Dec. 9, 1998) and a baby brother Michael Steklasa (Dec. 26, 1967).
Kenneth M. Steklasa
Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda (716)-532-4200 (Mark A. Schindler director) from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday July 11, 2012. The Gowanda Volunteer Fire Dept. will have a prayer service to close visitation Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 10 a.m. with full military honors at the St. Joseph's RC Church 90 East Main St., Gowanda (gather at church). Interment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Gowanda.
Memorial contributions in Kenneth's name may be made to the Hanover Hose Company No. 1, c/o Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136.