Stephen R. Kerek, 81, of Lancaster died on Wednesday, November 9th 2016 at the Lancaster Regional Hospital. Stephen was born on April 6th 1935 to Stephen and Mary Elizabeth Kerek in Columbia, PA. Stephen was one of six children: sister, Stephany and brothers, Dennis, Gregory, Thomas, and James (deceased).
Stephen attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1953. He attended Elizabethtown College later enlisting in the US Army and serving in Korea.
After being discharged from the US Army, Stephen founded Kerek Air Freight in 1955. Stephen also opened and managed the Rextaurant on East King Street and the Carriage House Restaurant on North Cherry Street in Lancaster.
Stephen is survived by his son Stephen, his daughter Michele, four grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
A memorial mass will take place at Saint Anthony of Padua Church on East Orange Street, Lancaster, Monday, November 14th at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice & Community Care.