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RACINE – Steven Maritch, 92, passed away at the Wisconsin Veterans Home – Boland Hall in Union Grove on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
A lifelong resident of Racine, he was born on September 8, 1928, the son of the late Vendel and Elizabeth (nee Schveidler) Maritch. He attended Washington Park High but was drafted in 1946 and proudly served his nation with the US Marine Corps.
After his military service he worked as a firefighter with the Racine Fire Department. On June 2, 1951 he married Donna T. Ruffalo. As they started their family, he left the fire department and worked for the First National Bank for over the next 20 years. He retired with the Bank of Elmwood in 1991.
Steve was a longtime member of St. Lucy Catholic Church and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Bradenton, FL where they spent the winter months. He was also a member of the Roma Lodge where he enjoyed playing Bocce and working at the annual festival. Steve was also an avid golfer, wood worker and bowler.
He is survived by his daughter, Tracy (Richard) Simpson of Racine; his son, Todd Maritch of Jonesboro, AR; his daughter-in-law, Connie Maritch; his 11 grandchildren, Tim (Kazumi) Flack, Nicole (fiancé, Nick Heiniger) Maritch, Stacey Morgan, Michael (Alex) Maritch, Dawn Maritch, Maggie (James) Sewell, Kyle Simpson, Mikayla and Joshua Maritch, Charlie Maritch and Kim Flack; as well as 22 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Steve was also preceded in death by his wife, Donna T. (Ruffalo) Maritch on January 31, 2004; his son, Toby Maritch; his grandson, Scott Flack; his brother and sisters, J. George (June) Ontko, Betty (William) Cousins, Helen (Emil) Quadracci and his father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Charles and Mary Rose Ruffalo.
Family and friends are invited to meet at St. Lucy Catholic Church (3101 Drexel Ave) on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The celebration of his life and memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Vathappallil officiating. Military honors will follow. A private interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum in Caledonia.