Francis Edward Rachowicz, 63, of Jacksonville, died Jan. 16, 2013, at his home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Infant of Prague Catholic Church with Father Jeffrey Bowker officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
He served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring as a master gunnery sergeant.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Ruth Tumampos Rachowicz of the home; sons, Eric J. Rachowicz of Hawaii and Marc E. Rachowicz of Jacksonville; and brother, Arthur Rachowicz of Chicago.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made at Infant of Prague Catholic School, 501 Bordeaux St., Jacksonville, N.C. 28540.
Condolences may be left at jonesfh.org.