April 9, 2014
Mark A. Rauco, 56, of Shenandoah, passed away Wednesday evening at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.
Born in Pottsville, March 7, 1958, he was a son of Anthony "Tony" Rauco, Shenandoah, and the late Irene B. Wascavage Rauco.
Mark was a 1976 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and attended Penn State University
, Schuylkill campus.
He was last employed by the Borough of Shenandoah Street Department.
On May 2, 1981, in the Primitive Methodist Church, Shenandoah, he married the former Edna Barlow, who survives.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville, and the Knights of Columbus, Francis Cardinal Brennan Council 618, Shenandoah, and was a life member of the Polish American Fire Company, Shenandoah.
Mark was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid sports fan, having supported all of the Philadelphia teams: the Eagles, Phillies and Flyers.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his mother, was his father-in-law, George W. Barlow.
Surviving, in addition to his father and wife of 32 years, are two daughters, Kristen Jusinski and her husband, Joseph, Weston Place, Shenandoah, and Courtney Rauco, a senior attending Lock Haven University and her companion, Cody Lewars; two grandsons, Anthony and Joseph Jusinski; his mother-in-law, Shirley Barlow, Shenandoah Heights; two brothers-in-law, George Barlow, Shenandoah Heights, and Mark Barlow and his wife, Norma, Frackville; a sister-in-law, Debi Zagrosky and her husband, Joseph, South Berwick, Maine; aunts, uncles, a niece, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Centre Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville. The Rev. James A. Rinehart, rector, will officiate. Interment will follow in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 200 S. Second St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.woffuneralhome.com