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Stephen P Woroniecki
Point Harbor – Stephen P Woroniecki “Steve” went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 23, 2014 surrounded by loved ones in Point Harbor, NC. He was escorted from his earthly home listening to his granddaughter singing “Go rest high on that mountain”. He passed peacefully after many years of health related issues due to cancer.
Steve was raised on a farm in Hebron, ND with his 11 brothers and sisters. He served his country honorably for the United States Army in was deployed to Japan in 1945. He met his beloved wife Arlene and married in 1956. They raised 3 children on a farm and ranch outside of Hebron ND, Sandi Hines of Lynchburg VA, Steven Woroniecki of Hebron ND(deceased 1979), and Scott Woroniecki of Hebron ND. Steve and Arlene have 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He went on to work out of Texas and California as a Federal Grain Inspector. In 1989 Steve and Arlene moved to the Outer Banks where he worked in grounds maintenance and served those in his community with his many handyman skills. His favorite hobby was wood working, with some of his most memorable work for his family including horses, cribs, and children’s chairs.
Steve’s wife Arlene, loved and devoted herself to him for 58 years, in good times and the challenging days. With joy and tears, she lovingly addressed many of his laughable detailed requests.
Steve was a stickler for details and doing a job well. He had no trouble making that fact known when working with others on the job. He loved a good game of pinochle and a drink of Christian Brothers on occasion. Steve instilled in his children a passion for hard work. Along with hard work came a reward of hard play, and not forgetting church on Sunday. We happily remember Steve getting all spruced up on the weekends for an evening of dining and dancing with Arlene, friends, and family. Dressed cowboy from top to bottom in his western dress suit, pants, boots and Stetson, he was quite the handsome man. In the community all of the teenagers referred to him as “dad” and he so loved their company as he often behaved as a teenager himself. His sense of humor is something we will always cherish. He enjoyed reading his Bible at night and asking others the questions that only God himself could answer. He has all those answers now, as he rejoices with family and friends that have gone before him. He was a sweet, gentle, giving and kind man. Always sending us out the door, with a hug, kiss and his “May the Good Lord be with you”. His grandchildren were touched by his honesty, caring nature, and silly jokes. They carry on his work ethic and integrity of doing a job well, knowing that he would get on their case if they didn’t. We hope that you all experienced his generous spirit and can find it in yourself to carry his legacy on by serving your fellow man.
Steve was a member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group. He served his country and community with love and pride.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, NC 3:00 Monday, July 28, 2014
In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts may be lovingly offered to the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group, Inc. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.