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STEPHEN C. KAMINSKI
December 2, 2023
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Stephen C. Kaminski, 85, of Mountain Top, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at home.
Steve was born in Wilkes-Barre, and was the son of the late Stephen and Stella Bozeski Stone. Steve was the second youngest of eleven brothers and sisters. He graduated from GAR High School in 1956 and Wilkes University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Steve was an accountant for Wise Foods and later retired from the State Correctional Institution – Dallas as a Budget Analyst. He was a member of St. Jude’s Parish as well as a 3 rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus council 6440 of Mountaintop PA.
Steve enjoyed playing golf with his friends and family. He enjoyed gatherings with his siblings, family and friends where they would play the guitars, sing, make jokes and laugh over a glass of good scotch and a lousy cigar. He enjoyed maintaining his fitness daily with his bride as a long-time member of Odyssey Fitness as well as socializing and playing the slots at the casino. Steve enjoyed a good game of pinochle with friends, watching golf and ball games on tv, music, and writing poetry. Later in life, he loved sitting on his back deck with his wife and family listening to music, sitting in the sun, watching the hummingbirds feed from the feeders as he smoked his cigars and took in the serenity of nature in his backyard.
Steve was known as a devoted husband to his high school sweetheart and bride, Janet Kennedy Kaminski, of 63 years. Janet was the highlight of Steve’s world, his best friend and true soul mate. Together they had four children, five grand children and four great grandchildren. Steve dedicated his time to his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren by attending their games and cheering them on from the side lines and was present for all their achievements and celebrations. Steve was the rock of his family as his beloved bride was the heart and soul. Steve was smart, strong, logical, honest, supportive, friendly and social. He touched many lives of those he met and will be missed tremendously by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers, sisters and daughter in law, Donna Kaminski.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving bride of 63 years, Janet Kennedy Kaminski; four children, Michelle (Frank) Ciavarella of Mountain Top, Jeffrey (Maureen) Kaminski of Mountain Top, Scott Kaminski of Wilkes-Barre, Terri (Jason Cassidy) Niemenski of Shavertown; five grandchildren, Alicia, Amber, Lauren, Zachary, Brandon; four great grandchildren, Madison, Jaxson, Xander, Liam; siblings, Greg Stone, Celine Lutinski, Romaine Smith; and nieces and nephews.
Blessing service will be conducted on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 11:00am from the Desiderio- Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top.
Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, White Haven.
Friends are invited to join the family from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.