Stephen Ray Kavalar

August 14, 1941May 9, 2019

Stephen Ray Kavalar, 77, of Sylvan Lake, MI passed away May 9, 2019. Born in Detroit, MI in 1941, Stephen graduated from Lincoln High School in Ferndale and later received his plumber’s license from the University of Michigan. He was married to Susan Kavalar on November 19, 1983. Stephen had a career as a pipe welder for Plumbers Local 98. He had a passion for crossword puzzles and model airplanes. He was survived by his wife, Susan; four sons, three stepsons and one daughter; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his son James Kavalar. He was also preceded in death by his loyal companion, Max. A visitation will be held, Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4-9PM at Family Funeral Care, 2904 Orchard Lake Rd., Keego Harbor, MI 48320. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11AM with visitation beginning at 10AM at the funeral home.


  • Susan Kavalar, Wife
  • 4 Sons, Unspecified
  • 3 Stepsons, Unspecified
  • 1 Daughter, Unspecified
  • 12 Grandchildren, Unspecified
  • 1 Great-Grandson, Unspecified
  • James Kavalar, Son
  • Stephen's dog Max, Loyal Companion


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Stephen Ray Kavalar

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Joe Segatti

May 12, 2019

I worked with Steve for a few years at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, (Wastewater Plant). Steve was one of the best pipe welding fabricators I had the pleasure to work with. He was an artist at his craft and a staunch union representative.
Joe Segatti