Scarafia, William Edward
Birth: Wednesday, September 21, 1949 in Buffalo, New York
Death: Monday, October 24, 2016 at the age of 67
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William "Bill" Edward Scarafia, 67, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC following surgery. Bill leaves behind his son, James Scarafia, his daughter, Kristen (Mike) Brown, his brother, Paul (Sharleen) Scarafia, his sister, Judy (Dean) Murphy, and four grandchildren.
Bill was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, the son of the late William and Eileen Scarafia, and graduated from Empire State College in Buffalo. He had three jobs in his life. The first was for 18 years as a manager at MPS, Inc. in Buffalo. Bill then became the Executive Director of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce in Cheektowaga, NY, leaving that position in 2002 to become President/CEO of the St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, Bill was named as Maryland Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year. He retired from the St. Mary's Chamber in June 2016.
Bill had a deep love for St. Mary's County, but he also had a great passion for theater. He was a former president of The Newtowne Players in Lexington Park, MD and was involved in every aspect of NTP; onstage, backstage, and in leadership roles.
The family will receive friends at Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016, followed by a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Bill's name to The Newtowne Players, PO Box 1491, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home.