Mr. Christopher Raba, 96, died Friday, August 8, 2014.
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A funeral Mass will be conducted Wednesday at 11 am at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will be private.
Christopher was born in Bayonne, NJ and spent most of his life in Linden, NJ. He moved to New Bern, NC in 1990 and later to Greenville, NC in 2006. He retired as a mechanical engineer and was a founding member of the NJ Council of Knights of Columbus.
Christopher enjoyed sharing time with family and working on model ships. He enjoyed golf, chess, and had a love of flying and sailing. His quick wit and sense of humor always kept others on their toes.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Grace Raba of 26 years; and his first wife, Florence Koscyack Raba.
He is survived by his: son, Christopher Raba and wife, Teresa, of W. Orange, NJ; daughter, Patrice Dombroski and husband, Eugene, of Raritan, NJ; stepson, Thomas Bartik and wife, Karen, of Greenville; stepdaughters, Patricia Mack and husband, William, of Greenville, NC, and Louanne Culver, of the home; grandfather to Kimberly and Amanda Raba, and Adam, Todd, and Ryan Wysocki; step-grandfather to Scott Bartik, Katie Paul, John Mardis, William Culver, Jamie Mack, and Kristin Grabowski; and great-grandfather to 7.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am at the church.
The family would like to thank the Staff of Aseracare Hospice for their help and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Office of the Supreme Treasurer, Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., NJ State Council Knights of Columbus, Andrew E. Lipenta, 172 Main St., W. Orange, NJ 07052, St. Peter's Chapter of KC to John Ivey Smith Council #6600, 2700 E. 4th St., Greenville, NC 27858, or to Aseracare Hospice, 112 W. Firetower Rd., Winterville, NC 28590.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on Aug. 12, 2014