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Stephen Kurak

Stephen Michael Kurak

March 18, 1956 - November 10, 2019
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Stephen Michael Kurak, Michael to his family, was born in Washington, DC on March 18, 1956, and died on November 10, 2019 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1998 following a 23-year career with the submarine force.


He is loved and remembered by his daughter, Victoria Kurak Sievers (Todd Sievers), his three grandchildren, Collin, Witten, and Virginia; his siblings John Kurak, Andrea M. Kurak, and Tracy Rice; and step-mother, Patricia Kurak; former spouses Judith Ann Kurak, with whom he shared his military career years, and Janice M. Rowe, with whom he shared many of his retirement years; and and by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his father, Steve Kurak, mother Margaret Sweeney Kurak, and brother William “Teddy” Kurak.



Family and Friends may come together to remember Steve on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, Maryland. A brief service of remembrance will be held at Kalas on Tuesday, November 26 at 11:00 a.m., followed by Military Honors at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.



In lieu of flowers, please contribute to National Public Radio (https://www.npr.org/donations/support), Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation (https://lostdogrescue.org/), and vote Democrat in the next election.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 25th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 25th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory - Oxon Hill
    Address
    6160 Oxon Hill Road
    OXON HILL, MD 20745
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory - Oxon Hill
    Address
    6160 Oxon Hill Road
    OXON HILL, MD 20745
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  • Interment

    Location
    Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham
    Address
    11301 Crain Hwy.
    CHELTENHAM, MD 20623
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  • US Navy

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Dianne Chalmers

Posted at 07:57pm
I’m am so saddened by this news. You were my first love. I was always impressed by your eloquence, both written and spoken. The world will be lessened by your passing. I hope you have found peace. Dianne
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Posted at 02:00pm
Steve, My true north. Oh how I miss you. Dawn
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With love, Kelly, Jill, Debby, Maria, and Halifax

Posted at 04:30am
Andrea, Our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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darren rogers

Posted at 12:27pm
I was so sorry to hear this news. Steve was a close shipmate, colleague and friend for over 25 years. My sincerest condolences to his famil and friends. Darren Rogers
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