Edward J. Stetz, age 82, of Murphy, NC. Formerly of West Mifflin, West Newton, PA and Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 after valiantly fighting a 2 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Ed was born on November 2, 1939, the son of the late Anthony F. Stetz and Helen T. (Fecenko) Stetz. He is survived by his wife, Kim (Hand) Stetz, children, David (Ardith) Stetz, Darlene (Elvin) House, and Dale Stetz. Predeceased by infant daughter Kimberly Ann Stetz. Step-father to Ted Peck and Taylor Finch . Grandfather to Justin, Collin, Ashley, Christina, Robert, Katelyn, Hayley, Katherine, Jake, and Anthony Finch, and a great-grandfather. Brother of Ray (Mary Ann) Stetz, Steve (Carol) Stetz, Dorothy Stetz Zangrilli (Daniel), and Tom Stetz. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed started his construction career with his dad at Stetz Construction, then moved on with Bailey & Sharpe, Woodlawn Builders, and during the building boom in the early ‘80s in the South, he moved his family to Myrtle Beach, SC to form his business, East Shore Homes, Inc., until his retirement. Ed loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter.
Honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation and funeral services are private, with Townson-Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, NC handling the arrangements. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice. Local announcement by Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home Inc. 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesne PA, 15110.
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