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Stephen Michael Saharek

December 30, 1953 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Stephen Saharek Obituary

South Windsor, CT - Stephen Michael Saharek, prior resident of Washington, CT, stone mason, fisherman, and sports enthusiast, peacefully died on January 1, 2024. Stephen was born on December 30, 1953, in Torrington, Connecticut, the son of the late Gloria (Pease) and Donald Saharek. He grew up in New Milford, CT, and graduated from New Milford High School. Stephen went on to attend college, however, he found it wasn’t the right fit for his busy body. He later worked for Kimberly Clark, where he met his wife Kerry. Shortly after, he went into masonry, starting as a laborer and then forming his own business, G&S Masonry. After decades of service, Stephen then started Saharek Masonry.  He was an artist in his field, producing stone walls, chimneys, fireplaces, and patios that earned him such a reputation that his final years of work found him flying back and forth to Japan for the artist, Takashi Murakami’s residence. Outside of work, Stephen enjoyed fishing, bike riding, and swimming at Otis Reservoir, Misquamicut, Rhode Island, and most of all the seal-laden shores of Nantucket. Among gatherings, you’d find him with a Red Sox hat on among his grandchildren, tossing a frisbee, playing a game of cornhole, or talking baseball with a giant smile on his face. Stephen is survived by his caring wife of 47 years, Kerry (Hill) Saharek, his three children; Christopher (Liz) Saharek of Yachats, OR, Shannah (Greg) Balogh of Essex, CT, and Caitlin Saharek of Providence, RI; his three grandchildren, Liam Balogh, Isabella, and Olivia Saharek; his sister, Debra (Mike) Foss of New Milford; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

The family wishes to give the warmest thanks and gratitude to HarborChase in South Windsor, CT for their exceptional care in his final years. We are so grateful for their kindness and compassion.

Arrangements are being made with Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home in Manchester, CT. The Celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 1:00-4:00 pm at The Odd Fellows, 25 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT. Attendees are encouraged to share stories about Steve with all. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made, In Memory of Stephen Saharek, to the CT Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association,  200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489.

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