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Joseph Raptosh

April 20, 1927 ~ January 18, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Raptosh, Joseph, 92, Canonsburg, formerly of Portage passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2020. Born April 20, 1927 in Portage, the son of Andrew and Mary (Wargo) Raptosh. Deceased family members include his parents; wife, Dorothy (Perich) Raptosh; brothers and sisters, Andrew Raptosh, Mary Havrilak, Paul Raptosh, Julia Afton, Anna Raptosh, John Raptosh, George Raptosh, Catherine Weshalek, Edward Raptosh and Stephen Raptosh. Survived by sons, David B. (Danelle) Raptosh, Enola, Father Joseph Raptosh, Canonsburg; sisters, Agnes Mietta, Greenville, Dolores Tillman,  Lake City, Michigan; granddaughter, Anna wife of Shawn Myers; and 44 surviving nieces and nephews. He worked at the A&P as a produce manager for many years, and later with the Next Corporation Holtz Division, where he was a mutual fund and stock broker until his retirement at age 85. He was a member of the American Legion Post 430, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 131. He was the last surviving son of his immediate family, and he and all of his brothers were proud veterans. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy, as a helmsman on USS Ardent (MCM-12) during WWII. Mr. Raptosh was a member of St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Portage, where he was a member of the choir and a cantor. Friends received from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage where Parastas will be sung at 3 p.m. Divine Liturgy at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church Thursday at 10 a.m. Committal in the church cemetery. Military rites by the Portage Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorials to St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church or Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 22, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage
812 Main St.
Portage, PA 15946

Parastas
Wednesday
January 22, 2020

3:00 PM
Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage
812 Main St.
Portage, PA 15946

Divine Liturgy
Thursday
January 23, 2020

10:00 AM
Ss.Peter & Paul Byzantine Church
143 Church Road
Portage, PA 15946

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