William E. Stuckwisch Wednesday, July 19, 1944 - Friday, May 5, 2017

William E. Stuckwisch, age 72, of the Town of Pendleton, May 5, 2017 in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Stuckwisch was a teacher at Grand Island High School for 34 years, retiring in 2002. He taught voluntarily at Martin Luther Christian School for one year and had served as the Chairman of the school board. He was an active member of First Trinity Lutheran Church and had volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Beloved husband of Nancy (DeVantier) Stuckwisch. Dear father of Erica (Christopher) Fire and Wade Stuckwisch. Brother of Stephen (Frances) Stuckwisch, David (Nancy) Stuckwisch, Deborah (Kevin) Boatright, and Stephanie Stuckwisch; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home Inc. 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. from First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Nancy, I just heard about your husbands passing in church yesterday. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

I was saddened to hear about Mr. Stuckwisch's passing.  My condolensces to his love ones.  I wrestled for Coach Stuck at GIHS back in the early 80's.  His attitude, affect and respect that he showed to everyone he encountered, has remained with me to this day.  I learned much from him about work ethic, competing, winning, losing and friendship.  Hopefully I will see him down the road so I can thank him once again.  He made a bigger impact on me than he knew.  God bless.  I hope you cherish the good memories.

  I have missed my friend since moving to Florida and now family and friends still in WNY will also miss him.  We played racquetball at UB most every week, golfed in the summer, chopping wood, sharing gardening stories(Bill liked my horse manure) but most of all miss his intellect. A religious man but always willing to discuss with his atheist friend, me, among many other topics.  A smart man with a heart of gold.

Erica, Nancy, Wade, and everyone. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

I was really sad to hear about Bill Stuckwisch's death. Our deepest condolences to Nancy, Erica, Wade and the rest of the family- we are thinking of you.

I offer my sincere sympathy to Nancy and all Bill's family members and friends (many ofwhom I haven't yet met) as you pass through this difficult time of his passing. May the God Bill served grace you with His comfort and peace which surpasses our human understanding as you adjust to life without his presence. Bill will be greatly missed.

His always genuine and true Bible study comments will be missed greatly by me personally. My ears always perked up when he chose to make a comment in our classes as I knew they were worth listening to. Wonderful Christian man, great example, and so thankful we became friends through my move to F.T. 

Bill was such an excellent Chemistry teacher at Grand Island High School for some 34 years.  His students respected him and valued all that he shared with them.  It was a pleasure working with Bill in the Science Department at Grand Is. High.  His wonderful sense of humor added to so many memories. I'll always remember so many Summer's painting houses with our Grand Island "crew" of which Bill was  key member !!  So many memories on the golf course....how much Bill loved playing the game and enjoying his friends.  Some of those barbeques in his back yard were awesome....what a cook !!!  You will be missed, Bill ...... always in our memories.... God Bless ............