Stephen S. Stuczynski, 75, Madison, an Amherst native, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg following a battle with cancer.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Madison, with the Rev. Roger Nilles officiating. The Madison Veteran’s Council Firing Squad will provide military rites.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church until the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a memorial fund to be determined later.
Ryan Funeral Home in Madison assisted the family with arrangements.
Mr. Stuczynski was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Amherst, a son of the late Frank and Frances (Ostrowski) Stuczynski.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Wing Marine Air Group 33 in Okinawa from 1943 until 1946.
He was married to Dolores Zeleski on May 20, 1946, in Stevens Point.
He worked for Kayser Ford as a parts manager for 30 years and then worked for the city of Madison for 10 years until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 8483, American Legion Post No. 481, Marine Corps League and Four Lake Detachment. He was also involved in the E.A.A., Warbirds of America and numerous other aviation organizations.
In 1988, he built an addition to his home, providing 2,100 square feet for the Gallery of Aviation, to share his collection of aviation and military memorabilia with others.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Le Roy (Susan) Stuczynski, Madison; one daughter, Debra (Tim) Sumiec, Wauwatosa; one sister, Ann Hubbard, Stevens Point; three brothers, Joseph, Stevens Point, and John and Frank (Verona), both of Amherst; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Slowinski and Sister Mary Stuczynski; and one brother, Michael Stuczynski.