In honor of the unbreakable bond between Carl and Curtis Radke, Radke Boys is more than a website—it's a living tribute. Our journey began with Carl's desire to honor his late brother, Curtis. This website stands as a testament to their bond, a place where memories are cherished and Curtis's spirit continues to inspire. Here, we celebrate life, advocate for mental health, and support those on their path to sobriety. Join us in our mission, as we keep Curtis's legacy alive, fostering a community of hope, resilience, and connection.


Carl Radke, originally from Pittsburgh and a graduate of TV/Film from Syracuse University, has been a part of the entertainment industry since his early twenties. His multifaceted career, spanning modeling, acting, and production assistance, ultimately led to his significant role as a key cast member in the Bravo reality series “Summer House,” now in its eighth season, a position he has held since the show’s inception in 2017.

A significant milestone in Carl’s life is his sobriety, which commenced on January 8, 2021. Carl has been overwhelmed by his personal journey resonating deeply, both with individuals facing similar challenges and with Bravo’s audience. Carl’s life has been intimately connected to addiction; a connection deepened by the loss of his brother. He is also a dedicated advocate for mental health, actively involved with organizations like Shatterproof and Headstrong. His approach to overcoming addiction and maintaining mental wellness includes meditation, group meetings, therapy, regular fitness routines, and acupuncture, all integral parts of his holistic self-care strategy.

Carl’s decision to share his experiences openly is driven by a desire to support others dealing with grief, mental health issues, and sobriety. He draws inspiration from public figures like Michael Phelps, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Love, who have openly discussed their personal challenges. Through sharing his story, Carl aims to foster growth and change in others, reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health, and contribute positively to societal conversations on these crucial topics. In Carl’s words: “My goal is to offer help through my experiences, encouraging open dialogue about sobriety and mental health, and to be an inspiration for personal growth and transformation.”


Curtis Radke was born in Munster, Indiana, and was a proud graduate of Upper St. Clair High School before attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania. An exceptional baseball player since youth, he reveled in the sport. Curtis was also a passionate and talented gardener, delighting in nurturing growth. Professionally, he was a skilled mason and bricklayer. A fervent music enthusiast, Curtis was a dedicated fan of The Grateful Dead and Phish, often attending their concerts. Above all, his greatest joy and primary focus were his children, who meant the world to him.

Known for his kindness, gentleness, and trusting nature, Curtis was a friend to many and universally loved. His impact on those he met was profound, and his absence will be deeply felt. Curtis’s memory and the love he shared will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him.

With profound sadness, we share the news of the untimely passing of Curtis Radke, aged 40, on August 10, 2020. A former resident of Upper St. Clair, Curtis had made his home in Monaca. He was a cherished father to Vera, Isaac, and Ari as well as a caring stepfather to Asher. Beloved son of Sharon Curtis Radke (Lou) and William Radke (Lynn), and grandson of Lillian P. and the late Carl F. Radke, as well as the late Walter M. and Eunice C. Curtis. His brother, W. Carl Radke and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive him. Additionally, Curtis leaves behind Rachel Radke, mother of his children, and his loving partner, Rachel Kruze.