Stephen Przepiora

Obituary of Stephen Przepiora

Stephen M. Przepiora, 63, of 8 E. Chadakoin St., Celoron, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, in his home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Jamestown on October 21, 1953, a son of Betty Loomis Przepiora and the late Walter J. Przepiora, Jr., and was a 1971 graduate of Southwestern Central School.

Steve had been self-employed as a contractor for many years and was truly skilled with a hammer and saw. If something was broken, he could fix it. He enjoyed gardening, boating and fishing as well. Steve was also a talented musician, having played guitar with the bands Logan's Creek and Cruel Shoes.

In addition to his mother of Celoron, Steve is survived by a daughter, Stephenie Przepiora of Celoron; four sons: Stephen (Lisa) Przepiora of Oswego, NY, Peter Przepiora of Central Square, NY, and Seth (Tiffany) and Christopher Przepiora, both of Chesapeake, VA; and 15 grandchildren: James DiPerna and John, Maria, David, Daniel, Lily, Theresa, Bridgette, Margaret, Joseph, Dominic and Cecelia Przepiora, all of Oswego, and Seth, Jr., Cody and Novalee Przepiora, all of Chesapeake. He is also survived by two brothers, John (Cindy) Przepiora of Atlantic, PA and Tom (Debbie) Przepiora of Mayville, NY; a sister, Tina (Barry) Eggleston of Clymer, NY; as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1982; and three brothers: Walter J. "Joe" III, Charlie and infant, Peter James Przepiora.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Deacon Cathy Smith, Hospice Chaplain, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750; or to a charity of one's choice.