William John Vojta

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“The obituary describes Bill perfectly. His love and kindness lives on through memories he and Marilyn have given their family. Thanks for all the fun...Read More »
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“Our deepest sympathy to your family.Bill was a great guy. Lots of good memories. RIP Bill, now you are together with Marilyn in Heaven. ”
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William John Vojta, of Stratford, CT, died peacefully on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. He was 77 years old.
Bill was born to the late Mildred and William E. Vojta on January 18, 1942 in Berwyn, IL. He attended Austin High School in Chicago, IL and graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, IL. Upon Bill's graduation, he continued his studies as Southern Illinois University before leaving in 1964 to join the Marine Corp Reserves, where he was stationed in Paris Island, SC, honorably discharged in 1968. After a chance meeting in an elevator at Marshall Field's department store, he married Marilyn Bosh of Downers Grove, IL, on June 18, 1966. Marilyn was the love of Bill's life and he always felt like the luckiest man in the world to have found her. They spent a wonderful 49 years of marriage together before she passed in 2015.
Bill was an accomplished sales and marketing executive in the textile industry for over 30 years, eventually launching his own business in the premium and promotions industry. Throughout that time, Bill also found a love for home design and building, designing homes for his family in both Barrington, IL and Stamford, CT that became favorite gathering places for family and friends and creating timeless memories that brought so much joy to his life. He loved to cook and quickly became known as "Chef Bill" and especially loved to spend his Friday nights making homemade pizzas with his grandchildren. An avid NY Rangers fan, Bill could regularly be heard chanting "Let's go Rangers!" during hockey season. He was also an active member of the Darien chapter of the Knights of Columbus, an organization that brought him much happiness in his final years.
Bill will be remembered for his love of life and sense of humor, always trying to make those around him laugh and smile. He instilled a strong sense of family in his children and grandchildren and enjoyed sharing stories and memories of his childhood in Chicago while sitting around the dinner table.
Bill is survived by his son Jon and wife Daniela of New York, NY, his daughter Trish and son-in-law Steve of Stratford, CT and his loving sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Mal Twitty of Fontana, WI. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Alba, Cece, Lexi, Reid and Henri, who will forever miss their "G"'s loud music and silly dance moves.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held at St. John Church in Darien on Saturday, October 12 at ten o'clock in the morning with a reception to follow. In memory of Bill's wonderful life, memorial donations in his name are suggested to the Knights of Columbus, www.kofc.org, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org.