The Obit For Bill Stetka

William Andrew Stetka, Sr.
September 12, 1927 - September 20, 2010
September 22, 2010

William 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 Gardens.