Easthampton- Stephen Edward Kuchyt, age 62, died on Sunday morning January 27, 2019 at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, PA after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Ludlow, MA on September 13, 1956 and was the son of the late Edward J. Kuchyt and Genevieve (Sternala) Kuchyt.
Stephen was raised and educated in Ludlow having attended elementary school and was a graduate of Ludlow High School. He then went to Western New England College for a period of time before entering the work force and for sixteen years he worked for Western Mass Snacks Corp. while attending Ct. Culinary Institute graduating in 2005. He worked as a Chef for the Fisher Home in Amherst for two years before going to the University of MA , working as a Chef in the Dining Commons for many years. For many years Stephen ran the concession stand for the Easthampton Youth Soccer Association. He was along time communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and was a member of the choir and also was a CCD Instructor. He was a devoted parishioner at Our Lady of the Valley Parish and served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a former member of YAWEH, The Polish Heritage Committee of Northampton and a member of Lodge of Elks #1849 of Chicopee.
Stephen was married on November 9th, 1985 to his best friend and soulmate, Jeanne Ann (Kiakis) Kuchyt and they celebrated 33 years together. Besides being a devoted loving husband to his wife Jeanne, he was also a devoted loving father to his two children, his daughter, Katheryn M. Kuchyt-Arnold DVM and her husband Todd Arnold and his son Andrew J. Kuchyt and many other family members and friends.
A Funeral Liturgy of Christian Burial for Stephen will be held on Saturday February 23rd at 11am at Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 33 Adams Street in Easthampton, calling hours will be held at the Church from 10am - 10:55am. A Private Burial will be held at Saint Aloysius Cemetery in Springfield. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested in Stephens name to any Charity of Donor's choice.
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