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John Richard Rakofski

AGE: 60 • Newark, DE

John R. Rakofski, a native of Newark, DE, passed away after a brief illness in his adopted state of Colorado. He was 60 years old. John attended Newark High School and graduated in 1973. He continued his education at the University of Delaware with studies in the forest industry. Moving to Colorado where he never looked back, John was a forest ranger in the early 80s. He then moved on to receive a Masters degree in Computer Science where he worked in IT until his passing. John was known to be an avid outdoorsman. His life's passion was rock climbing, scaling the Matterhorn and Eiger mountains in Europe, various mountains in Ecuador and summated the highest peaks in North America. He loved to fish, particularly fly fishing. He was an expert shooter having achieved the rating of expert with both hand guns and long guns. John was certified in scuba and sailing. An accomplished skier, he also enjoyed cycling and hiking. He spent nearly every weekend camping and fishing at his favorite lake in Colorado with his beloved dog, Princeton. He is survived by his sister, Carol Ann Mahoney, who resides in Newark, DE.

A graveside service will be held at All Saints Cemetery on May 17, 2016 at 1:00pm. Guidance to the gravesite will be provided from the front gate.
Published in The News Journal on May 13, 2016
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