November 15, 1953 - May 12, 2015
Stephen Joseph Miklos, 61, Norwalk, passed away on May 12, in Norwalk.
Born in Norwalk, in 1953, he was the son of Joseph Miklos and the late Lorraine Miklos.
Stephen attended Central Catholic High School in Norwalk. He earned a degree in Theater from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut. He worked for 30 years as a software programming developer, first at Cognitive Systems in New Haven, and then as a Vice President at CitiBank in New York City.
He was passionately interested in technology, academics, acting, and all things regarding music. His talent always was a deep belief in sharing his knowledge, and he inspired others to explore these magical worlds. He was involved in acting with the Gaslight Theater and Something Players. He was a long-time volunteer tutor of English as a Second Language in the Norwalk area.
Stephen’s dedication and expertise as a longtime woodworker, and devoted music lover also led to a second career after retirement. His finely crafted and artistically executed “Carrot Creek Music” hand-made mountain dulcimers and other musical instruments for playing traditional folk music were enjoyed by players across the United States. He participated as a performer and workshop teacher in Dulcimer festivals across the region, and was a key member of the organizing committee of the annual Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival in Milford, CT.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Pamela McRae Miklos of Norwalk, CT; his father, Joseph Miklos of Virginia Beach, VA; his brother, Michael Miklos and his wife Monica Miklos of Norwalk, CT; his sister Pat Miklos of Clinton, CT; and many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his mother, Lorraine Miklos; and his brother, James Miklos.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Literacy Volunteers of Norwalk, One Beldin Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06850.