Stephen J. Meszkat Jr. of New Canaan died Friday, May 13, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 28.

Born in Bedford, N.Y., Stephen attended West School, Saxe Middle School and New Canaan High School where he was a member of the ski, golf, football and lacrosse teams. He graduated from Salisbury school in Lakeville, Conn., where he participated as a member of the ski, crew and football teams. He went on to St. Lawrence University and graduated from Fairfield University.

Stephen was an avid car enthusiast. He was a member of Westchester Country Club. He was an agent and financial consultant at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in New York City.

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Survivors include his parents, Susie and Steve Sr.; his sister, Dede Meszkat; and the Fitzgibbons, Meszkat, Woodall, McDermid and McKeough families.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 19, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Hoyt Funeral Home at 199 Main St., New Canaan. A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of New Canaan Friday at 1 p.m.

For online condolences and directions visit the Hoyt Funeral home website at www. Hoytfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a foundation that will be established in his honor.