William Martin Radošević of Dunkirk, Maryland, passed peacefully in the home of his daughter, with his family by his side. He is the beloved husband of 51 years to the late AnnaMaria Radošević. William is survived by his son, Frank Antonio (Dena), daughter Teresa Marie Schrodel (the late Michael Schrodel), grandchildren Carmen Schrodel, Madeline and Liam Radošević. William is also survived by his sister Mary Ann Wright of Ft. Worth, Texas, sister in law’s Rosa Tuccillo of Naples, Italy and Maria Federico of Naples, Italy and numerous nieces and nephews, clients, friends and fellow parishioners. William is predeceased by his mother, Theresa Catherine Trulac, father, Frank Joseph Radošević, siblings, Frank, Elizabeth, Margaret, Thomas, John, Joseph, Irene and Robert Radošević.
A first generation American, William “Bill” Martin Radošević was born in Bressler, Pennsylvania, the seventh of ten children born to Frank and Theresa Radošević. Bill’s large Croatian family moved between Steelton, PA and Bridgeport, PA during the depression looking for employment. They returned to Steelton, PA, where his father found work at Bethlehem Steelworks before World War II. Bill played football on his high school football team and spent time swimming in the Susquehanna River. In 1946, with his father’s permission, he enlisted in the United Sates Navy at age 17. After completing bootcamp in Bainbridge, Maryland, he was sent to Naval Station Great Lakes (Chicago, IL), to become an Electrician’s Mate. Upon completion, he received further education and became an Electronics Technician. Bill’s first assignment was Yokosuka, Japan, where he repaired and maintained electronic equipment. During the Korean War, Bill served at sea on the attack cargo ship USS Uvalde, where he assisted in the evacuation of Underwater Demolition Teams from Hungnam Harbor, North Korea.
Bill also served on minesweepers throughout his career, and was stationed twice in Naples, Italy, where he supported NATO’s Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH). In August 1965, he met his future wife AnnaMaria, on the beach in front of his villa, in Licola, Italy. Bill retired from an accomplished twenty-year Navy career in 1967. AnnaMaria emigrated to the United States in 1968 to join Bill and they were married at Mt. Calvary Catholic Church in Forestville, Maryland. AnnaMaria and Bill created Medart, (Mediterranean Art) an Italian oil painting import business; and with their two children in tow, traveled up and down the East Coast selling original Italian oil paintings. Over the decades the business grew to a retail gallery specializing in custom picture framing, and is currently located in Dunkirk, Maryland.
After turning the business over to his children, he continued to work at Medart, interacting with clients, working in the frame shop and telling sea stories until shortly before his passing. He enjoyed working outside in his garden and ending his day with a good scotch. He spent quality time with his grandchildren. Bill was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association since 1957 and was a founding member of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Community parish in Owings, Maryland.
Family will receive friends at the Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD on Tuesday, August 22nd from 5 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church 1601 W. Mt. Harmony Road, Owings, MD on Wednesday, August 23rd at 11 am. Interment Church Cemetery.
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