John Rabuse

John W. Rabuse VIRGINIA BEACH - John W. Rabuse, 80, passed away Nov. 5, 2008, in Sentara Bayside Hospital. A native of New York City, he was the son of the late John and Emily Rabuse. He retired from the New York City Board of Education as a stationary engineer after 30 years of service. He was a member of Old Donation Episcopal Church, Past Master of the Jamaica-Queens Village Masonic Lodge and the USS Sea Poacher No. 406 Association. He is survived by his wife, Jean M. Rabuse; his daughter, Jacqueline R. Nawrocky and husband Pete of Virginia Beach; three sons, John William Rabuse and wife Barbara of Queens, N.Y., Robert Ben Rabuse and wife Kathryn of Arlington, Va., and Andrew Charles Rabuse and wife Stacy of Chesapeake; his sister, Gloria Bitetto of Franklin Square, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren, Kate, John Thomas, Christina, William, Kristen, Nathaniel, Emma, Taylor and Alexander. A funeral will be conducted Saturday at noon in Old Donation Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robert Randall officiating. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 6, 2008.
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