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Obituary for Edward J. Stetz

11/02/1939 - 01/12/2022

Edward J. Stetz, age 82 of Murphy, NC and formerly of West Mifflin and West Newton, PA and Myrtle Beach, SC. Ed passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 with his wife, Kim (Hand) Stetz, by his side after valiantly fighting a 2 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ed was born on November 2, 1939, the son of the late Anthony F. Stetz and Helen (Fecenko) Stetz. Father of David (Ardith) Stetz, Darlene (Elvin) House, and Dale Stetz. Step-father to Ted Peck, Taylor Finch (son, Anthony). Grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather. Brother of Ray (Mary Ann) Stetz, Steve (Carol) Stetz, Dorothy Stetz Zangrilli (Daniel), and Tom Stetz. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Ed started his construction career with his dad at Stetz Construction, then moved on with Bailey & Sharp, Woodlawn Builders, and during the building boom during the early 80's in the South, he moved his family to SC to form his business, East Shore Homes, Inc., until his retirement.

Honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation and funeral services are private, with Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC handling the arrangements. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.