RADKE EMIL "BUD" Age 88 of St. Clair, formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods, died Saturday, December 15, 2012. Former owner of Radke Hardware and Hockey Center, St. Clair Shores, Army veteran of WWII, former member at Lochmore CC and Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Dear husband of Roza. Father of Patricia Sulek, Michael Radke, Linda (Tom) Jenny, Bruce Radke, and Marjorie Wensko. Grandfather of Amy Jenny, Nicholas and Alessandria Selvagio, Michael and Stefan Radke. Brother of Louis (Pat) Radke and the late Norma Gilbert. Memorial Mass, Thursday, December 20 at 12 noon from St. Paul On the Lake, Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorials to Blue Water Hospice Home, 2795 Edison, Marysville, MI 48040. Arrangements by L.C. Friederichs & Son.
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Good Bye Bud, you were well liked by everyone and a good man
Roza, so sorry to read about Bub. If I can help in anyway, please let me know.
Salute Bud, you sharpend many a skate for me...
Kindest regards and condolences to a great family that was such a big part of my life growing up. I don't know how many weekend hours I spent, getting skates sharpened, drooling over the latest cool hockey equipment, checking out the unbelievable "hooks" on the Bobby Hull and Stan Makita sticks up on the wall. Dad is down in Florida, and I will pass along the sad news about a great guy. Harry Jr.
to the family of my coach, mr. radke, i often reflect on my hockey days with boo bruce radke, all american michael radke, and take pride knowing that i played for the s.c.s saints. your father gave me the opportunity to play for a professional ran team. i truely think he was proud of us as we were of him. he will be missed but i wont let his legacy die. tommy kaiser,
My belated condolences as I just now saw this. My (late) dad loved to hang out at the old store (before the fire) chatting with Bud and the gang. Many good memories.
Bud started in the St. Clair Shores hockey league in 1958 as a coach within 2 years he was a board member serving as Secretary,Treasurer,Vice President and finally President thru the years. Along with Mayor John Roberts was responsible for the !st St. Clair Shores Civic Arena be built. Bud and his brother Lou were the designers of the Clear 1/2 shield made out of lexan that is now worn by millions of players throughout the world. Buds hockey teams won 2 National Junior B titles in 1968-69 and 1970-71 plus numerous State titles.Bud helped make the city of St. Clair Shores become "Hockey Town USA".