POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – William S. Sutka, a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, died Thursday, March 10. He was 83.
During the Korean War, Sutka servied in the U.S Army. In 1950, he joined the Fairview Fire District as a volunteer firefighter. He was a career firefighter with the Fairview Fire District from 1971-85. During his career, he served as assistant chief from 1971-73 and chief from 1974-79. He also was a communicant of St. Peter's Church in Hyde Park and a former member of the Salmon Rod & Gun Club and the Crum Elbow Sportsmen Association.
He is survived by his children, Stephen Sutka and his wife, Celia, of Poughkeepsie, Elizabeth Farkas and her husband, Joseph, of Wendell, and Sharon Doughty and her husband, Jason, of Clayton; grandchildren, Ashley Carroll, Stephen Sutka, Lindsay, Kaylee and Allisyn Farkas, Nolan, Morgan and Mason Doughty; sister, Mary Whitely; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife; his parents; his brother, George Sutka; and his sisters, Barbara Sutka, Betty Stofa, Josephine Cleary, Theresa Scheltmeyer and Margaret Stewart.
His family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Dutchess Fairview Firefighters Local 2623, 258 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
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