Mr. Cameron Stuart Ratkovic, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home. He was born June 25, 1935, in Newark, N.J., a son of the late Peter Ratkovic and Thelma Champagne Ratkovic. He served as past commander of Disabled American Veterans in Baton Rouge, La. Mr. Ratkovic was also a member of the American Legion, The Marine Corps League and Lancaster Moose Lodge. He was a member of the veterans association of the U.S.S. Iowa. Mr. Ratkovic is survived by his wife, Joanne Farrell Ratkovic of Lancaster; two sons, Commander Cameron P. Ratkovic and his wife, Christine, of Newport, R.I. and William D. Squires and his wife, Jodi, of West Orange, N.J.; two daughters, Eileen M. Zschoche and her husband, John, of Blythewood and Kathleen M. Mangiarelli and her husband, Alphonse, of West Orange, N.J.; one brother, Grant H. Ratkovic of San Mateo, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Ashley Forgere, Sean Squires and Sydney Squires. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Ratkovic are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., officiated by Paul E. Smith, commissioned lay pastor, with private burial. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belford Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org; or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2 Vosseler Court, W. Orange, NJ 07052 on behalf of Cameron's grandson, Sean, who has cystic fibrosis. Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com. Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is caring for the family of Mr. Ratkovic.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 17, 2013