I. Steve Musiek

08/17/2013
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
I. Steve Musiek
I. Steve Musiek passed away on August 17, 2013. Born on February 13, 1931 near Brownsville, Pennsylvania Steve was the eldest child of the late Steve F. and Nellie A. Musiek.  On December 27 1956 Steve married Mary Lee, daughter of Frances and the late George Walford.
 
Steve graduated from Union City Area High School in 1948. He captained his high school football team and was named to the Erie County All-Star Team.  As a middleweight boxer he competed in the Golden Gloves and continued football and boxing after he entered the service.  He was Armored Infantry Battalion middleweight champion.
 
A decorated veteran of the Korean War, Steve served 30 years in the military and reserves and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
 
Steve graduated from Alliance College and Edinboro University where he obtained a master's degree in guidance counseling.  A devoted and motivating educator, he spent his entire 35 year career at Cambridge Springs High School 
 
He coached football for 13 years, starting at the junior high level and leading that team to an undefeated season.  He went on to coach the high school team where he achieved one of the best season records in the school's history.  However, he is perhaps best known for introducing progressive weight training to Crawford County and Cambridge Springs athletes.  His life centered on physical fitness winning numerous weightlifting and bodybuiding awards.  In retirement he used his weightlifting expertise to help many adults and young athletes achieve their conditioning goals.
 
He was a member of the Military Officers Association, the Blue Badge Society, the PA Association of School Retirees, and  Greyhound Associations of OH, PA, and FL.
 
Steve is survived by his wife and two daughters, Annette (Steve) Hatch of Albuquerque, NM, their children Ellen,  Maren, and Craig Hatch; and Laurie Cammarata of Asheville, NC and sons, Anthony and Dominick Cammarata.  He is also survived by three sisters, Eleanor Xapsos of Lockport, NY, Wanda Sherred of Seattle, WA, Clare Gangemi of Buffalo, NY, two brothers, Joseph Musiek of Union City, PA and Dr. Frank Musiek of Storrs, CT, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to: Greysave of Northwestern PA, 711 Pinoak Dr., Erie, PA 16504, or the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA  16335.
 
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Condolences

Mr. Musiek was one of my coach's when I played football at Cambridge Springs. I loved playing ball for him. He brought out the very best in all of his players. Coach will be missed by all who played for him. You have my condolences. Bruce A. Grinnell

- Bruce A. Grinnell
August 19, 2013

So Sorry to hear about Mr Musiek - he was so great! I was his "assistant" in high school - which really meant I was able to go to his office during study hall and help with filing or just do my home work in a great environment. He always had words of wisdom and helped prepare me for life after high school! He was a great motivator and always listened. He will be remembered fondly!
My best to his family - he always spoke so highly and lovingly of you all.
He will be missed.
Blessings,
Melanie Stover Harber

- Melanie Stover
August 20, 2013

Nothing but fond memories of Mr Musiek at CS High School he was a awesome man to all, your in my prayers

- Dale Cummings
August 20, 2013

My thoughts are with Mary Lee and the family on the loss of a very special friend who exemplified the highest class of dedication in his vocation as well as his avocation.

- Tom Hobson
August 20, 2013

He was a great man and guidence counselor and he will be truely missed...My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

- Kimberly (Black) Nelen
August 20, 2013

Our condolences to Steve's family. I knew Steve well for the past 13 years and for several years, we were workout partners at the Body Firm. In addition to being a good workout partner, Steve was also a friend, mentor, and someone to look up to. He will be remembered and missed by many as he had a positive impact on many people's lives.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lobdell

- Joseph and Kelly Lobdell
August 20, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. It amazes me to see this obituary. How proud the family must be to have such a decorated man as a part of your family.
I had the pleasure of meeting mr. Musiek during my high school swimming career. He worked on my conditioning through weight lifting. He was always so positive and a true motivator! He truly cared about how I was doing.
I haven't lived in meadville for over 8 years and probably haven't seen Mr. Musiek in a lot longer than that. I am fairly certain though that I saw him a few weeks ago at the car show in downtown when I was home for a visit. I wasn't sure if it was him and now I'm sorry that I did not take a moment to try and say hello. One last chance to have a interaction with someone who made such a difference in my life.
My heart aches for your family and I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

- Andrea Rosenberger Stewart
August 20, 2013

Steve musiek was one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure to know.he changed my life.as a young girl who changed schools way too often, mr.musiek took the time to listen to me .and it was a lot of time.this world is missing one truly stellar and incredibly caring man today.my heart goes out to his family and all of the current students who will not know this amazing man.

- danielle bartone
August 21, 2013

Laurie: Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He had accomplished a great deal I note. Hope all goes well in Ashville. PS: We like this area very much.
Sincerely, Bill and Yetivemarie

- Bill McComas
August 21, 2013

I first met Steve thru a mutual friend --Ed Ledrick. More recently, I knew him from the Bark Park. Steve was a fine man and good story teller. He was also a gentleman. He will be missed.

- Larry Mencotti
August 22, 2013