William Stroka

Obituary of William D Stroka

William D "Bill" Stroka, 63, of Red Hook and a longtime Rhinebeck resident, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Born on May 23rd, 1957, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Annie (Duscher) Stroka.


Bill married Patricia Mielich on October 11, 1984 at Good Shepherd Church in Rhinebeck, NY, and Patty survives him at home.


For over thirty years, Bill worked in sales and repair for Nichols Oxygen Service based in Hyde Park, NY.


In addition to raising his family and his love of farming and model railroading, Bill was a faithful and dedicated life member of the Rhinebeck Fire Department. During his 44 years of service to the Rhinebeck Fire Department, he served as President of the Department as well as firefighter, driver and engineer.


In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Rebekka (Adam) Johnson of North Carolina, and Erik (Ashley) Stroka of Red Hook, NY; his grandchildren, Emerson Rylie Stroka of Red Hook, NY, and Aiden Kyle Johnson of North Carolina; his nephews, Chris, Byron, and Matt Fingar; his father in law, George Mielich of North Carolina; his sister in laws, Dee Fingar and Mary Mielich; along with great nieces, nephews, extended family, colleagues and friends.


His mother in law, Carol Mielich predeceased him.


Funeral Services will be private.


Memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Rhinebeck Fire Company, 76 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes .


To sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.

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