Steven Paul Zielewski, age 40, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie on December 24, 1971, a son of Leonard J. Zielewski Jr. and the late Gretchen Inez Smith. In addition to his father, he is survived by his step-mother Patricia Heiple Zielewski, one sister Maria Caldwell, one brother Lenny Zielewski, step-brother Todd Elwell and his wife Amy of Cary, N.C., and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his Erie Homes for Children and Adults family, where he was active in the MOVE program. Steven was a graduate of the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center. The family wishes to thank Steven's E.H.C.A. family for 33 years of love and care. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leonard J. and Jennie Zielewski, maternal grandparents, Ray and Ila Smith and his step-grandparents; Eugene and Alberta Heiple. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16504, on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to services there on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Patrick Lenox, of Glenwood United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Erie Home for Children and Adults, 226 East 27th Street, Erie, PA 16504. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com
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