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Robert James Rakay, Sr.

FREMONT: Robert James Rakay, Sr., 81, of Fremont, OH passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was born January 24, 1933 in Fremont, the son of Louis and Irma (Vishi) Rakay. He was a 1952 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.

Robert married Gloria Broski on August 22, 1953 at St. Michael's Church in Gibsonburg, OH and she survives. He was a Farmer and then worked at Kelsey Hayes as a Machine Operator for twenty-six years and retired in 1987.

Robert was a member of the Fremont Moose Club. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and loved watching football.

Robert is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Gloria Rakay, Fremont, OH; sons, Robert J. (Deb Frontiera) Rakay, Jr., Stephen Rakay, Timothy (Sarah) Rakay, all of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Robert (Sarah) Rakay III, Richard (Heather) Rakay, Sabra (Brad) Keller, Matthew, Daniel, Liliana and Mariska Rakay; great granddaughters, Cora and Abby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sons, Thomas and Anthony Rakay; brother, Frank Rakay.

Visitation: Thursday January 30, 2014, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH. A Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the American Kidney Association.

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Published in the News-Messenger on Jan. 29, 2014
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