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Obituary of Stephen Kupchick, Jr.
Stephen Kupchick, Jr “Chiz”., age 87, beloved husband of 65 years of Yolanda Siconolfi Kupchick, of Stratford, passed away on July 12, 2023.
In addition to his devoted wife Yolanda, Stephen will be remembered by his two sons, Stephen M Kupchick and his wife Grace, of Delray, FL, Peter G Kupchick and his wife Brenda, of Fairfield; his cherished grandchildren, Peter C. Kupchick, Christine Kupchick Amon, and her husband Tony, Stephen P. Kupchick, Sarah Burke Maietta and her husband Michael; great grandchildren, Wyland and Jagger Maietta, Devin Kupchick, Anthony Kupchick; his brother Paul Kupchick and his wife Linda, of Equonock, PA.; his aunt, Vera Price, of Scranton, PA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Steve was predeceased by his daughter Linda Kupchick Smith, his parents, Stephen and Julia Kopestonsky Kupchick, a baby sister, Julia Kupchick, and Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Michael and Maria Siconolfi.
Steve was the former owner of both Rinko Fuel Company and Kupchick Comfort Zone. He had a deep appreciation for his customers, attending to their HVAC needs as if they were his family. He was proud to know his son Peter continues the strong customer service legacy through his company in Fairfield, Peter Kupchick Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Steve was always kind and generous to everyone he met. He was quick to offer help to his friends, neighbors and family when they needed a hand up. He actively volunteered in many areas, coaching for Holy Family School sports, assisting at his church, and was a member of the Fairfield Prep Fathers Club. He was instrumental in the installation of the “Friday night lights” at Prep Alumni Stadium.
Steve loved music, especially big bands, all sports, especially football, baseball and golf. He also loved a good meal. During the winters he loved taking his kids, and their friends to Vermont to ski. Steve loved the family annual weeklong vacations in Misquamicut with his wife, his children and grandchildren. Steve especially loved to spoil his grandchildren.
Steve loved to tell stories of his younger days in Olyphant, PA most especially his legendary exploits on the gridiron, including winning the MVP of the year, all of which is carefully documented in a three-volume scrapbook and was shared with everyone and anyone who visited the Kupchick home. Steve loved to spin a yarn, often repeating the same stories to his family and friends.
Steve was the consummate family man who adored his children, but always told them his wife came first.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday (July 18th) from 4 to 6 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center, followed by a prayer service at 6 PM with Father Victor Martin officiating. Burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery will be private.
A man for others, Steve quietly assisted many families in Fairfield, who were financially struggling, keep their home warm during the winter when he was in the oil and HVAC business. Inspired by these acts of charity, please consider a contribution in Steve's name to the Town of Fairfield's Heating Assistance Program at Fairfield Social Services, C/O The Warming Fund 100 Mona Terrace Fairfield CT 06824. For travel directions or to sign his guest registry, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Stephen Kupchick, Jr., please visit Tribute Store