Sowycz, Kyle M. STEPHENTOWN Kyle M. Sowycz, 26, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. Born on January 29, 1986 in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the beloved son of Ihor "Sam" and Marcia Stall Sowycz. He was a lifelong resident of Stephentown and was a graduate of Berlin High School. He enjoyed a career in retail sales and was employed by the Ocean State Job Lot in Valatie until his illness. He enjoyed volleyball, was an accomplished gamer and most of all enjoyed the special times that he shared with his family and many friends. He was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Survivors, in addition to his beloved mother and father, include his cherished brother, Matthew Sowycz of Stephentown; maternal grandparents, Phineas and Dorothy Stall of New Lebanon, many special aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kyle was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Anthony and Melania Sowycz. A service to celebrate Kyle's life will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 NY 43, Stephentown, with the Rev. David Stall officiating. Interment will follow at the Garfield Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited and may call on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers in the remembrance of Kyle, donations may be made to the Albany Medical Center ICU, 43 New Scotland Ave., Mail Code 119, Albany NY, 12208.