Steven James Kenzakoski,47, of Bear Creek Township, passed unexpectedly on February 22,2020, following an ATV accident. Born on December 15, 1972, he was the son of Linda Casterline and the late Richard Kenzakoski Sr. He grew up on Bald Mountain and attended Oliver School in Bear Creek Township. He was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School class of 1990. Steven then continued his education at Penn State University. In 1994, Steven joined the United States Air Force and rose to the rank of Airman First Class, specializing in working in fighter maintenance on the A-10 fighter and general maintenance on other aircraft. Steven was honorably discharged in 1998 and returned to the Wyoming Valley. Steven worked in the local construction business working for several different contractors on many projects throughout the state. He then was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot where he worked in maintenance of electrical mechanics. This job took Steven all around the world traveling to where he was most needed by the government. When Steven was not working, he could be found in nature hunting, fishing, camping, or enjoying his various recreational vehicles. In his life, he cherished his daughter Tabitha and son Gavin, and his fiancé Megan Squires. He was a member of the VFW Lani Post, the Plains American Legions, Post 558; and the Polish American Veterans (PAV). A young man gone too soon to be with his family again on God’s mountains. Steven was the grandson of the late Joseph and Stella Kenzakoski and Carl and Marjorie Casterline. His father Richard Kenzakoski, brothers Richard “Richie” Jr. and William preceded him in death. Surviving are his children Tabitha and Gavin with the mother of his children Erica Kenzakoski, Dallas; mother Linda Kenzakoski Carney and her husband Joseph, Hunlock Creek; fiancée Megan Squires, Bear Creek; brother James and his wife Elaine, Bear Creek; along with several nieces, nephews, uncle, aunts, cousins, and extended family. A visitation for Steven will be held this Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark Street, Plains Twp. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 1030 a.m. Service will be officiated by Rev. Leo Thompson. Military honors will be held at the funeral home following service. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of his family. Thank you to everyone for the love and support shown to our families throughout this unfortunate time. We will all miss Steve.