Stephen Edward Kielnar, age 72, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on February 6, 1951 and is the son of the late Stanley J. and Helen J. Michalek Kielnar. He received a bachelor’s degree from Point Park University and achieved the dean’s list every semester. He was employed as a Piping Engineer at Total Petroleum in Denver, CO. Before he was diagnosed 35 years ago with multiple sclerosis, he was an avid hiker, fisherman, and tennis player. He enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports teams and was a season ticket holder for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1970s. Stephen was a member at Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church.
Stephen is survived by his sister, Beth Ann (Anthony) Turcan, of Elizabeth, PA; nephew, Jozef (Marissa Mizla) Turcan of Elizabeth, PA; and aunts, Cathi (the late Les) Glanz of Essex, VT; Mary Jo Michalek of Pleasant Hills, PA; and lifelong friend, Leon (Una Greenaway) Rosner, formally from the Grandview section of McKeesport, and residing in Captain Cook, HI now for many years.
In addition to his parents, Stephen is preceded in death by uncles, Edward (the late Jean) Michalek; Robert Michalek; aunts, Laura (the late Edmund) Adamek; Alice (the late John) Rybar; and Cecilia (the late James) Calvin.
The family gathered for a graveside service at St. Mary’s Polish Cemetery in White Oak on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Arrangements were handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).
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