Stephen F. Kozlowski, 101, passed away on May 28.
Stephen was born December 26, 1918, in Seymour, Connecticut, to the late Paul and Helen Kozlowski.
Stephen came into this world during one pandemic and left this world during another.
He worked his entire career in the automobile business, primarily as an upholsterer. He was the co-founder of Acme Auto Top in New Haven. Stephen was married to Geraldine LaDuke Kozlowski for 74 years; she passed away in 2014. He loved spending time with his family, gardening, puttering around the house, Sunday drives, grocery-shopping with his granddaughter, Donna, having Chinese dinners – or fried seafood – with his daughter Jan and her husband, Raymond, and, especially, nights with a full moon. He also grew quite fond of a Manhattan before dinner.
He is survived by two daughters, Jan Foery of Hamden and Kerri Lettiero of Florida, and three sons, Stephen Kozlowski of Arizona, Paul Kozlowski of South Carolina, and Mark Kozlowski of New Mexico. In addition, he leaves eleven grandchildren (Donna, Leslie, Frank, Keith, Kirsten, Jeri, Justin, Jamie, Stephenie, Megan, Elena), numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
There will be a celebration of Stephen’s life at a later date. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.