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February 17, 1964 - December 4, 2015
Steven K. Radwanski, 51, of Chicopee was called safely home on Friday, December 4, 2015. He passed into eternal life at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, with his cousin and mother at his side. Steven was born in Chicopee at Westover Hospital on February 17, 1964. He was the beloved son of Edward M. and Barbara A. (Piekarz) Radwanski. He was raised in Chicopee, Louisianna, South Dakota, Hawaii and Virginia, as he traveled with his family and his father, who made his career in the US Air Force. Steven moved back to Chicopee and lived with his grandmother, making Chicopee his home town. He attended schools in Rapid City, South Dakota, Nemitz School in Hawaii, Tabb High in Virginia and graduated from Chicopee High in 1984. Steven was very active in Special Olympics, winning many ribbons, a member of ROTC, while in high school. He worked for McDonalds, Arrow Security, Six Flags and received his certification from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Farmington, for radio and television, as a technician. He organized the activities, entertained the troops in “Welcome Return from Desert Storm” and their families at Westover AFB in 1991, and organized many “DJ” activities for resorts. He was the broadcaster, at WGBY for seeing impaired people, who used special radio equipment enabling them to receive the broadcast. Steven was very interested in trains, model trains, setting up displays at Eastern States Model Train Shows, building detailed bridges for model trains set up and active in local train clubs. He had a great fondness for Misquamicut Beach in Westerly, RI and spent many summers there.
Steve leaves his father, Edward M. Radwanski and his wife Brenda of VA; his beloved mother, Barbara A. (Piekarz) Radwanski,of Chicopee, who was always there for him and he for her. his sisters, Helene (Radwanski) Emanuele and brother-in-law, Paul from VA; Paul E.Sigrist, his mother’s significant other, from Chicopee, his cousin Linda (Wajda) Masek; Neil and their sons, Justin and Kevin, his cousins, Tony, Andy and Nina, uncle Sylvio Vivenzio, Mike & Chris, Piekarz, aunt Dorothy Piekarz, all from Reno Nevada, his best friends, Abbie from Amherst and Eddy from Chicopee and those special friends that were part of his life. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Adele and Walter Piekarz, Anna and Edward J. Radwanski, his aunts, Carol E. Piekarz, Dolores A. (Piekarz) Vivenzio and uncle, Robert W. Piekarz.
Steven’s funeral will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Homes on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls a 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in the Basilica of St. Stanislaus at 10 am. His burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104