MILWAUKEE - Age 62, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The son of Shirley (Scotland) and Anthony W. Stavish, Sr., both of whom passed before him, he is survived by brothers Andrew and Anthony, Jr., by stepmother Ranae Zautcke Stavish, and by many friends, colleagues, and extended family--in particular by his nieces and nephews Eleonor (Thomas) Paese, Haley Thomas, and William, John, and Elizabeth Ostermeyer, to whom he was a doting and cherished uncle.
John was born November 24, 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He soon moved with his family to Milwaukee, however, and spent the rest of his life living and working here. He graduated from Brookfield Academy ('77) and from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ('83), where he majored in political science. He forged a successful career in sales, offering enthusiasm, focus, and determination that served his customers well, and enjoyed golf, vintage cars, and fall trips to deer camp.
Friends and colleagues wishing to celebrate John's life are invited to visitation at Hartson Funeral Home 11111 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners WI. 53130 Friday April 8, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Service to follow at 6:00 pm. Burial Sat. April 9, at 11:00 am. Meet in front of office, at Forest Home Cemetery. Rather than flowers, memorials in John's honor are suggested to Ducks Unlimited (www.ducks.org/get-involved/memorial-giving).