Andrew Stetka, Sr.
12, 1927 - September 20, 2010
Andrew Stetka Sr., of Forest Hill, age 83, died on September 20, 2010, at Upper
Chesapeake Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Virginia B. Stetka,
to whom he was married for 57 years.
He is survived by two sons, William
A. Stetka Jr. and Joseph D. Stetka and his wife Dawn; four grandchildren, William
Andrew Stetka III and Danielle Marie Stetka, and James (Jamie) William Stetka
and Heather Lee Stetka; a brother, Joseph F. Stetka Jr., and sister Elaine Ratajczak;
and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased
by a daughter, Paige Mary Stetka.
Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated
from City College in 1945 and served the first of two stints in the United States
Navy. He briefly played minor league baseball with teams in Hornell, NY, and Richmond
and Hopewell, VA, before returning to Baltimore.
He owned a bar for several
years in the Highlandtown area of the city before spending most of his working
career as a liquor salesman for McCarthy-Hicks, Inc. He moved with his wife and
sons to Forest Hill in 1968.
He was a longtime member of American League
Post 39, where he enjoyed playing gin rummy. He formerly was a member of the Maryland
Golf and Country Club, where he regularly played golf.
A memorial service
will be held Saturday, October 9, at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel &
Cremation Services Bel Air, 3 Newport Drive (Rts 23 & 24, Forest Hill)
beginning at 11:00 A.M.
A private burial will be held at Bel Air Memorial