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John Joseph Racik Ii

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John Joseph Racik, II

AGE: 52 • Columbus, OH

John Joseph Racik II passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 52 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio after a long illness. He was born on October 21st, 1960 in Manhattan, NY. He grew up in Parsippany and lived there for many years before moving to Westerville, Ohio. In 1978, John graduated from Parsippany Hills High School. In 1982, he graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN with a BS in Marketing. John enjoyed a very successful career in the pharmaceutical industry as a top-level executive. Known as one of the best strategic thinkers in the industry, he was named PharmaVOICE Magazine's Top 100 of the Most Inspiring People. John was the founder, President, and CEO of Stonefly Communications Group and most recently Chief Strategic Officer of a major healthcare marketing agency. He developed and led pioneering successes in publishing, medical education, and brand and agency management.

His larger than life personality and generous spirit is surpassed only by the everlasting love of his wife of 20 years, Donna (nee-Colasurdo) and his children, Morgan and J.R.; John is also survived by his parents, John and Patricia Racik; his sisters, Marianne Morris, Michelle Stearns, and Theresa O'Brien; his many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial gathering from 6-9 pm ONLY on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany. (973) 887-3235 or visit Inurnment of Cremains will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:30am at Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum, East Hanover. John was a dedicated board member of so in lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the , 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081.

Published in Daily Record on Apr. 21, 2013
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