Life Story for William J. Ratajack Sr.
William J. Ratajack Sr. of Brewster, NY, passed away Monday February 6, 2017 at home at the age of 70.
Mr. Ratajack was born July 29, 1946 in Yonkers, NY, son of the late Louis and Margaret (Krinock) Ratajack. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Yonkers in 1964 then attended Aircraft Mechanic School in Teterboro, NJ, before joining the Air Force in 1965 and serving during the Vietnam War until 1969. In 1967 he married Karen Purdy in Yonkers, NY. They moved to Brewster, NY, in 1971 where Mr. Ratajack joined the Steamfitters local 21. He owned and operated Southeast Machanical until he retired in 2012, he was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, the VFW Post 672 in Brewster, Lake Tonetta Heights Community Association and he was an avid car enthusiast.
Mr. Ratajack is survived by his wife Karen of Brewster, NY, his two sons; William Ratajack Jr. and his wife Carrie of Brewster, NY, Robert Ratajack of Danbury, CT and three grandchildren ; Kyle, Haile and Finn.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday February 11, 2017 at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, NY, at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Milltown Rural Cemetery in Brewster. Calling hours will be held on Friday February 10, 2017 at the funeral home from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
In Lieu of flowers contributions in Mr. Ratajack’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105