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June 3, 1939 — November 20, 2017

OLMSTEDVILLE — Stephen D. Cuzzacrea, 78, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. He went peacefully into the arms of our savior.

Steve was born June 3, 1939 in Lockport, the son of the late Dominic and Mary Surage Cuzzacrea. Stephen was a U.S. Veteran, serving in the Navy from 1957 to 1959.

Through the years, Steve enjoyed fishing, turkey, deer and rabbit hunting with his many friends and bird hunting with his wife and their three faithful spinone dogs was his passion. Steve devoted much of his time teaching kids the importance of gun safety and the shooting skills. Wesley and Daniel were two of his favorites. Steve was an avid Cleveland Browns fan since childhood.

Steve and his wife hosted many trap shoot fundraisers for people in need and also St. Jude’s Children’s hospital, which will be carried on in memory of Steve.

He will be missed by his wife of 41 years, Patricia; his children, Stephen W. Cuzzacrea, Sheri (Frank) Conjerti, Dominic Michael (Julie) Cuzzacrea, Christine (Milhollen) Bruno (Anthony) and Tracy Milhollen; and his 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who he enjoyed spending time with. He liked fishing with them and teaching them to shoot shotguns and skeet.

He is also survived by his sister, Josephine (John) Paananen; his brother-in-law, James (Terri) Fink; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home 1019 US Route 9, Schroon Lake.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Grace Bible Fellowship, 1427 North Gore Road, Olmstedville. Pastor Chad will officiate.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the High Peaks Hospice, Minerva Rescue Squad and the C.R. Wood Cancer Center. A special thanks to Dr. Giotti-Grubbs and Dr. D’Agostino.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the above organizations would be greatly appreciated.

For online condolences, please visit www.edwardlkellyfuneralhome.com.

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