Kenny ‘Ken’ Strzelecki, 52, of Stowe passed away on Sunday May 23rd 2021 at his home.
Born in Norristown, he was the son of Kathryn (Welcer) Strzelecki.
Surviving is his sister Linda Strzelecki; niece Arlea Rotondi, wife of Christopher; and great nieces Giuliana and Luciana. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents Leon and Mary Rose Welcer. Also, his paternal grandfather Thaddaeus Strzelecki.
The most important thing to Kenny was family. He was a doting son who loved his mother very much. He was always happy spending time with her and helped her with shopping and anything at all she needed. And in tough times like recently when she had to put her sweet cat to sleep, he was right by her side.
Kenny was not only a brother to Linda, he was her best friend. The bond that they shared was beyond special and unbreakable. They did everything together, supported one another, shared childhood memories, busted each other stones, kept each in line and genuinely admired each other. She loved him for countless reasons and no matter what he always had her back.
Kenny was Arlea’s only father figure. He was beyond proud of her and took complete joy in every phase of her life – from when she was his little ‘Pee-nit’ to growing into a beautiful young woman. The spirit of their relationship was cracking each other up. He had a true friendship with her husband Chris, and always knew he was the man for her. When his two beautiful great-nieces came along, he couldn’t contain himself! Giuliana (2) and Luciana (5 months) were his heart. He took every opportunity to spend time with them and never let a week go by between visits. He was the honored Godfather to Arlea and Giuliana. In addition to immediate family he had a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. His closest friends he loved as family. Every party and holiday were definitely better when he was there.
Kenny’s second love was the Philadelphia Eagles. As a little boy, he watched them play on TV and at Vet Stadium. His entire life he was a diehard fan. No matter where he was living, PA or Las Vegas he never missed a game. Watching at home, local taverns with friends, The Linc or Madison Ave Bar, the official Eagles bar in Las Vegas. Needless to say, our Super Bowl win followed by the amazing day spent at the parade were two of the best days of his life! Bucket list completed! He had collected five decades of Eagles memorabilia that he proudly displayed in his impressive Eagles room.
For 17 years Kenny lived and thrived in Las Vegas. While his family and friends missed him immensely, he sure gave us all a great vacation spot where amazing memories were made.
Ken was a 1986 graduate of Norristown Area high school and is still tight with his boys from back in the day. He worked for Mattiola Services in Norristown for a few years before he moved to Vegas in 1996 and had a job waiting for him when he returned in 2013. He was an avid follower of all Philadelphia teams and enjoyed Formula 1 racing. Kenny loved trying new foods, eating out at all kinds of restaurants and cooking for friends and family. He always looked forward to new movie releases and Seinfeld was one of his favorite shows. Kenny had a quick wit, infectious laugh and the best sense of humor. He lived his life without complaint but with true appreciation for everything.
A visitation will be Tuesday June 1st at St. Eleanor Church, 647 Locust street Collegeville pa 19426 from 10 am to 11:45 am. Following, a funeral mass will be celebrated at 12 noon. Burial will be after at limerick gardens of memories.
To honor Kenny’s generous heart, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice to help children or animals.