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Stephen J. Kasprzak

January 14, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Stephen J. Kasprzak passed away on April 17, 2017. He was born January 14, 1924 in Jamaica, NY to Antoni and Mary Kasprzak. He married Elsie Cerwinski and together they raised a son and a daughter.

As a boy, Steve developed a passion for building model airplanes. He won several flight performance awards and wrote a …read more

Stephen J. Kasprzak passed away on April 17, 2017. He was born January 14, 1924 in Jamaica, NY to Antoni and Mary Kasprzak. He married Elsie Cerwinski and together they raised a son and a daughter.

As a boy, Steve developed a passion for building model airplanes. He won several flight performance awards and wrote a number of design articles that were published in popular hobbyist magazines such as “Flying Aces.” As a young man, he proudly served as an Air Force pilot in World War II and remained an avid amateur pilot and occasional model builder in the decades after he fulfilled his military duty.

For many years, Steve earned a living as a research analyst, lobbyist, and government liaison for several national industry trade associations including the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the Carpet Institute, and the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.

After retiring from the business world, he underwent a “metamorphosis” and found what he felt to be his true calling as an actor and singer. In his second career, Steve appeared in numerous plays, musicals, films, and television advertisements. He was a longstanding member of The Thirteenth Street Repertory Company in Manhattan, appearing in several productions including Joshua and the Grandfather Clock and A Show of Hands. His screen credits range from short experimental films to feature length productions including a starring role in the The Bulls’ Night Out, which was favorably reviewed in the New York Times and other major publications. For several years, Steve also worked as a “standardized patient” as part of a professional training program run by C3NY to improve the clinical competence of medical practitioners.

Steve’s greatest role, however, was that of a much beloved family member and friend who brought joy into this world through his unwavering thoughtfulness, good humor, and generosity of spirit.

He is survived by his son, Stephen A. Kasprzak, his daughter, Stephanie Kasprzak-Lucas, and his granddaughter, Lindsey Adele Lucas.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm

Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes Inc., Floral Park, NY


Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm

Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes Inc., Floral Park, NY


Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 9:15 pm

Our Lady Of Victory R. C. Church, Floral Park, NY

Address:

2 Floral Pkwy
Floral Park, NY 11001
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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing, NY


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