Patricia Ann Rakiewicz

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  • "RIP Pat, I will miss Sunday dinner!"
    - Jeff Bell
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    - Sandra Choman
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Patricia Ann Rakiewicz, 78, of Denver, passed away Saturday at Moravian Manor, Lititz.

She was born in Pottsville to the late Francis and Elizabeth Svrcek Ready and was the wife of Roy Rakiewicz Sr. with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

She attended Mary Queen of Peace grade school and in 1957 graduated from Nativity BVM High School. Patricia was employed by Weaver Industries of Denver for 37 years before retiring as a production scheduler in 2015.

Her children, grandchildren and extended family were the center of her universe and when not at home, she could usually be found spending time with them. Patricia had a soft spot in her heart for dogs, especially her Shetland sheepdog Princess/Daisy whom she considered her soul mate. She enjoyed traveling to southern beaches, music, reading and Pennsylvania Coal Region history. Patricia was proud of her Irish/Slavic lineage and she enjoyed sharing colorful stories of her upbringing in the Fishbach neighborhood of Pottsville, and its many interesting residents, to anyone who would so inquire.

In addition to her husband, Patricia is survived by two sons, Roy Jr., husband of Elaine (Weaver) Rakiewicz, Denver, and Edward, husband of Carolyn (Heasley) Rakiewicz, Gibsonia; four grandchildren, Laura, Alina, Tara and Joseph Rakiewicz; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann, wife of Thomas Terry, Hazleton, and Kathleen, wife of Robert Muldowney, Pottsville; three nieces, Sandra Muldowney, Trisha (Terry) Joy, and Maureen (Terry) Jordan and their children, Kendra, Mackenzie, Abigail, Luke and Cole.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m., with Father John McLoughlin, C.Ss.R., officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901, or Lanc. Co. Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements are by Roseboro Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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Published in Republican & Herald on Feb. 13, 2018
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