A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Gary J. Rakoci of Sharon. He passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday (3-12-06) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after an extended illness. He was 57.

Mr. Rakoci was born on Feb. 25, 1949, in Sharon, a son of Stephen A. and Mary Losik Rakoci.

He attended Hermitage schools.

Mr. Rakoci previously worked at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Gary enjoyed cooking and spending time with special friends and family. He was always known to be a kind soul.

He is survived by his three daughters, Jennifer Rakoci, Sharpsville; Julie Rakoci; and Michelle Rakoci and her husband Gary, all of the Butler area; and a son, Joseph Rakoci, also Butler.

He also leaves: his brother, Gene G. Rakoci and his wife Shirlee, Hermitage; and his two nephews, Kevin and Jason Rakoci.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Michael R. Rakoci and Stephen A. Rakoci Jr.

RAKOCI

Gary J., 57, Oak Way, Sharon.

Calling hours: None. Friends may e-mail condolences to McGonigleFuneralHome@verizon.net

Service: A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of family in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.

Interment: Cremation in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

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