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Lani St. John Rakow

Lani St. John Rakow

Ocean Pines—Lani St. John Rakow , age 71, of Ocean Pines, MD, died peacefully at her home Friday, February 1, 2013. Born in Honolulu, HI, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon St. John. She is survived by her mother Margaret Ralston St. John. Lani is also survived by her husband Col. William M. Rakow, Jr. USMC(Ret), a son Steven W. Rakow and his wife Kelley of Bishopville, MD, a daughter Christina R. White and her husband Steven of Stafford, VA, a brother Curtis St. John and his wife Phimol of Alexandria, VA, and five grandchildren, Riley White, Brooke White, Marley Rakow, Lily Rakow and Lexie Rakow.

Lani was a graduate of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD. Interment will follow in the Naval Academy Columbarium and a reception at the Naval Academy Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lani's name to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD, 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Funeral Home

Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street  Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2111

Published in The Daily Times on Feb. 2, 2013
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