John Joseph Racik II

Racik II John Joseph Racik II, passed away on the 12th of April at the age of 52 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio after a long illness. John was the beloved son of John and Patricia Racik and was born on October 21, 1960 in Manhattan, NY. He lived in New Jersey for 40 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 (Colasurdo); and his children, Morgan and JR. John is also survived by his sisters, Mrs. Marianne Morris, Mrs. Michelle Stearns and Mrs. Theresa O'Brien; many nieces and nephews, family, and friends. John was a dedicated board member of . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the , 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081. Family and Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State Street, Westerville, OH. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at St. Paul Church, 313 North State Street, Westerville, OH 43082.

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Hill Funeral Home
220 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 882-2121
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 16, 2013