Richard “Rocky” Radtke (age 62)
November 7, 2023

Son of the late Maria and Bo.  Brother and best friend of Mark (Jean) and uncle of Joshua.  Rocky was a dear friend of many.

Rocky was the former owner of the Baker’s Streetcar Bar which was renowned for his Alley Cow Grill. He was also a paramedic and most recently worked for the City of Hamtramck.  He had a love of entertaining and cooking and would watch cooking shows for new ideas .  He also enjoyed singing a tune or three or four when drinks were rolling at the bar.

Rocky’s stature was big and you could hear his laugh from a mile away but his huge heart dwarfed his appearance and made you love him even more.

Rocky’s Christmas Party at Bakers always raised money and donations for the Michigan Anti Cruelty Society.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in Rocky’s name to them at

Friday, November 17 , 2023 from 1 – 9 PM  Prayers TBD

Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home (map)
2396 Caniff
Hamtramck MI 48212

Funeral service
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Lying in state at 9:30 AM until time of funeral mass at 10 AM.

St. Florian Catholic Church (map)
2626 Poland
Hamtramck MI 48212

Mount Olivet Cemetery (map)
17100 Van Dyke
Detroit MI 48234