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Steven J. Kawatski


1956 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Steven J. Kawatski Obituary
July 23, 1956 - November 2, 2017 Our hearts broke on Thursday, November 2, 2017, when we received the news that Steve had passed away from a heart attack. Steve was born on July 23, 1956 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In the 61 years that followed, Steve went to St Mary's Grade School, graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1974, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1979 with a BS Electrical & Computer Engineering degree. Steve traveled around the world with his career. His last position in Wisconsin was at Rockwell Automation which led him to the Los Angeles Times where he worked for the last 15 years as Manager of Technical Services. He was well liked and respected by his co-workers. Although he worked long hours, he made time to call his mother every Sunday night. He enjoyed his career and using his talents helping friends and family with many projects. Steve liked to ride his bike, motorcycle & walk along the beach enjoying the sunsets. Steve is survived by his mother, Frances Kawatski, Waukesha WI, and his four sisters, Kathryn Behrens (Brent) Columbus OH, Lois, Waukesha WI, Jane Egan (John) Waukesha WI, and Carol Schmidt (John) Mukwonago WI and 7 nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. Steve was preceded in death by his father John H. Kawatski in 1982. We would like to thank all of Steve's friends, co-workers and neighbors for all their help during this difficult time, especially Kyle. If you would like to meet his Wisconsin family and share stories, a visitation will be held at The Shannon Family Mortuary in Orange, CA on Friday, November 17th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and there will be a mass in Wisconsin at a later date.Steve, there won't be a day that goes by that we won't think of you because something always breaks and you were the one to fix it! In lieu of flowers, memorials to the the or would be apprciated.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2017
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