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Stephen Vardzik
  • July 07, 1953
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  • November 20, 2020

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Stephen Vardzik
July 7, 1953 – November 20, 2020

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Stephen Vardzik, went on to be with God in Casselberry, Florida at the age of 67. Stephen was born on July 7, 1953 in Stamford, Connecticut to the late Joseph and Virginia (Forlenzo) Vardzik. He grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1971. He studied engineering at Norwalk State Technical College and was a Senior Quality Engineer at Pitney Bowes in Stamford for 28 years. In 2001, Stephen retired and pursued his dream of being a business owner, and would go on to own multiple businesses throughout his life.

In 1974, he married Patricia McAleer Vardzik and had two children, Laura Michelle and Stephen Michael, whom they raised in Trumbull, Connecticut. In 2006, Stephen moved to Durham, North Carolina to start the next chapter of his life and ultimately settled in Orlando, Florida where he spent his remaining years surrounded by friends.

Stephen had a zest for life and a gift for making others laugh. He made friends wherever he went and lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed boating, waterskiing, riding his motorcycles, collecting cars, entertaining, exploring new places, and trying new things. He was adventurous, energetic, creative, and skilled in many areas, including photography, carpentry, mechanics, and cooking. He happily and proudly marched to “the beat of his own drum” and was generous to a fault; always giving and doing for others. He was known for his quick wit, infectious laugh, and being the life of the party. Stephen was truly one of a kind and will be remembered for the endless good things he did for the ones he knew and loved.

Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and mother, Virginia, of Greenwich, Connecticut. He is survived by Patricia McAleer Vardzik of Plymouth, Massachusetts, his daughter, Laura (Vardzik) Ziegler of Shelton, Connecticut, her husband Braeden, and their son Dylan, his son, Stephen Michael Vardzik, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, his sister, Barbara Mould and her husband Richard of Greenwich, Connecticut, his brother, Joseph Vardzik and his wife Robin of Haw River, North Carolina, several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and countless friends.

A private memorial service will be held.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating in Stephen’s name to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

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  1. Laura says:
    20 Feb 2021
    Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. You’re the first thing on my mind when I wake up each day and the last thing on my mind when I go to sleep each night. I pray you have found the peace you were searching for.

  2. Laura lit a candle:
    20 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 20, 2021 at 2:34:37 AM

  3. Jerry T lit a candle:
    11 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:06:19 AM

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    11 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:05:35 AM

  5. Rich Mould lit a candle:
    06 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 6, 2021 at 2:08:27 PM

  6. Rich Mould says:
    06 Feb 2021
    I have many fond memories of my Uncle! Years of family gatherings, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving........his Laugh and energy brought smiles to us all. Rest In Peace Uncle Stephen!

  7. Laura lit a candle:
    16 Jan 2021
    Lit since January 16, 2021 at 1:22:23 PM

  8. Laura lit a candle:
    23 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 23, 2020 at 12:54:26 AM

  9. Laura lit a candle:
    16 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 16, 2020 at 12:22:50 AM

  10. Laura lit a candle:
    14 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 14, 2020 at 12:59:04 AM

  11. Laura lit a candle:
    12 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 12, 2020 at 12:31:17 AM

  12. Mary Ann says:
    11 Dec 2020
    My prayers go out to Steve and the Vardzik family. Steve was my BFF. We would call on each other when we needed a special favor. Of course he would do it without even asking!! Love you forever Steve. Your emotional and physical pain is over! Rest in Peace my BFF.

  13. Laura lit a candle:
    11 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 11, 2020 at 12:29:48 PM

  14. Laura lit a candle:
    08 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 8, 2020 at 12:23:21 PM

  15. Rory Doty says:
    07 Dec 2020
    You will be truly missed at CCU. Your smiles and love will always be in my heart.
    With Love

  16. Laura lit a candle:
    06 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 6, 2020 at 12:13:30 PM

  17. Julie Vitko says:
    05 Dec 2020
    My deepest condolences to all of Stephen’s family. I enjoyed visiting with Steve when he came to visit my mom in PA., with his son Buzzer, whom I never knew your real name till now! I also enjoyed our hour long phone conversations, trying to piece together the Vardzik family. Out of all our cousins you reminded me of my dad the most! I’m so thankful that we kept in touch . May you Rest In Peace!

  18. Laura lit a candle:
    04 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 4, 2020 at 12:38:17 PM

  19. Laura lit a candle:
    03 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 3, 2020 at 12:58:05 PM

  20. Sandy posted an image:
    03 Dec 2020
    Hacing fun at the Masters clubhouse. Rock m Roll dance.
    Hacing fun at the Masters clubhouse. Rock m Roll dance.

  21. Mary Ann lit a candle:
    03 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 3, 2020 at 12:03:13 AM

  22. Sandy Eagle lit a candle:
    03 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 3, 2020 at 12:00:01 AM

  23. Sandy Eagle says:
    02 Dec 2020
    My comdolences to Steve's entire family. Steve and I were very good friends. We met in 2014. We had a connection that no one will understand. Steve had a kind heart and he loved to have fun. Steve thank you for stoppimg by my place on 11/3/2020 and thank you for the arrangement you left on my porch. I will always be grateful in meeting you in the spring of 2014 at boardwalk pizza. We had a great time and more fun times that follow. I will cherish our friendship forever. Steve and I had nicknames that we gave each other. His was STM and mine was HLH. You figure them out.lol
    You will be missed, RIP love you friend ❤

  24. Ady lit a candle:
    02 Dec 2020
    Lit since December 2, 2020 at 12:10:15 PM

  25. Ady says:
    02 Dec 2020
    Baby, you are loved and missed dearly. Praying that you found some peace and you're finally pain free!
    My life will not be the same without you in it. Miss you every day.
    Till we meet again...nanu nanu

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