Margaret Louise Radtke (nee Kidney), 83, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on August 2, 2021.
"Marge " was born in Brooklyn New York on April 23, 1938 to Michael and Gertrude Kidney (nee. Davis). She attended St. Francis of Assisi school in Brooklyn, and graduated from Erasmus High School.
Marge was united in holy matrimony to her soul mate, Henry Radtke, on May 30,,1970 and relocated from Valley Stream to their dream home on the water in West Islip shortly after. Marge and "Hank" had just celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary when Hank passed away in August,1995.
Marge was known for her lightening fast typing skills, her love of animals, as well as hosting festive family gatherings.
Marge worked in various fields as an office administrator during her lifetime. In her early years, she was employed by Martex Industries in Manhatten. After her marriage to Hank, they set out on an lifetime adventure of entrepreneurship as the owner and co-owner of several successful businesses that included residential properties, a laundromat; West Islip Lumber, and a liquor store in Northport, NY.
Marge then worked as an Office Manager for Mascioli Investments for many years prior to moving to Jacksonville, Florida where she worked for the College of Computing and Engineering Sciences at The University of North Florida until she retired.
Marge loved working on her crafts, discussing politics with her friends on Facebook, and watching her favorite shows. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children; Deborah Freeman and her husband, Kenneth, and Jean Potthast and her husband, Robert. She will be remembered fondly by her grandchildren; Stephanie and Michael Freeman, Hunter and Brandon Bowles, and Nico Aimino; and her great-grand daughter, Alyssa Freeman. She is survived by her brother, Ronald Kidney and his girlfriend, Sylvia Ruhle; niece, Gina Ricci and her husband Frank; nephews; Michael Kidney and his wife Diane, Brian Kidney and his wife, Lexi, and Kevin Kidney and his wife, AnnMarie, grand nieces and nephews; Christopher, Daniel, Michael and Ally. Marge also leaves behind very dear friends, Renee Holmes and Susie Svirskas her husband, Rob, who she considered family, along with many other family and friends.
Marge is preceded in death by her husband Hank Radtke, her parents, Michael and Gertrude Kidney, and her brother, Michael Kidney.
I n lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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