Obituary of Stephen P. Radtke
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Stephen P. Radtke of Southampton NY on April 6, 2019. Well known as “Steve from Ultimate Motor Werks”. Mr. Radtke was born in Bronx NY on February 18, 1961 to Charles J. Radtke & Ursula Radtke (McGarry). Stephen grew up in Merrick, NY where he attended and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1979. He then went on to work at S&L Automotive Warehouse in North Bellmore NY followed by the BMW/Mercedes dealerships in both Freeport and Southampton. He became an expert technician and Service Advisor; becoming certified by BMW North America. In December of 1988 he opened Ultimate Motor Werks in Southampton providing excellent and personalized automotive service for his loyal customers until 2007. Stephen was an avid collector of art, coins, guns and sports memorabilia, he gave generously to local charities. He is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Dr. Alexandra Halitsky of Southampton; His two cherished daughters, the eldest; Rachel Radtke and Son in law Leroy Brown of Southampton; his youngest Dara Radtke of Jacksonville, Florida; His three grandchildren; Sentrell, J’Lynn and Liberty of Southampton, his beloved mother Ursula Radtke and two brothers Christopher (Barbara) and Gregory Radtke (Julie), nephews Kyle and Dylan and niece Grace Radtke; Sisters in law Nina Padavano and C. Carol Halitsky (Steve) and Father in law Dr. Victor Halitsky. Stephen is predeceased by his father Charles J. Radtke. The family received visitors at the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton on April 12, 2019. In lieu of flowers; the family requests donations to the FDNY foundation.