ALBANY - Stephen Edward Sowek, 61, went to be with the angels on February 4, 2021 after a courageous, three year battle with Glioblostoma. His sisters were by his side.
Steve attended St. Casimir’s Elementary School, Christian Brothers Academy (1977), where he made many, life-long friends (brothers), and Hudson Valley Community College. He was a bartender extraordinaire, working in the hospitality industry for much of his life. He had many interesting experiences, including the opportunity to serve at the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, NY. He was also employed by Bill Doran Wholesale Florals, until the time of his sickness, a job he enjoyed immensely.
Steve loved and played the game of football, attending the Peach Bowl in Atlanta as part of a winning Pop Warner team. This was something he was proud of. He was a life long Green Bay Packer fan and loved the Yankees. He was a man of few words, but his character was bigger than life. He was sweet, kind, and funny. He loved a good meal, a cold beer, the sun on his face, and his motorcycle. Family was everything to him, including his beloved four-legged companions, Jazz and Stella.
Steve is survived by his three sisters, Maryann Naylor (Kevin), Susan Andrews (Lou), and Patty Tompkins (Walter), his nieces Emily Sowek and Liz Naylor, nephew Dan Naylor, and great niece Noelle Muriel Sowek. He was predeceased by his parents Edward J. and T. Muriel Sowek, his sister Carol, and brother John (Peggy).
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday, February 27 from 12-3 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. A brief service will be held at 3:00. Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Carol Lee Sowek Memorial Scholarship Fund, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY 12208, or to the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.CannonFuneral.com
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