Edward John Rabatin, age 94, of Star Junction, Pa., passed away Friday, September 21, 2018.
He was born October 16, 1923 in Star Junction, Pa., son of Steve Rabatin and Catherine (Sharish) Rabatin.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years in 2003, Bernice (Gilland) Rabatin; and son, Larry Rabatin.
He was a lifelong resident of Star Junction where he served as Justice of the Peace.
Ed proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army under General Patton's /third Army, 87th Infantry Division, 312th Medical Battalion, served at the Battle of the Bulge.
He retired from United States Steel's Irvin Works
He was a parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church, Perryopolis, Pa.
Ed is survived by daughter, Judith Taylor and husband David of Cranberry Township, Pa.; son, Gary Rabatin and wife Susan of Belle Vernon, Pa.; daughter-in -law, Betty Lou Rabatin of Star Junction, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Lisa Rabatin Waid (Gerald), Erin Rabatin Kress (Jay) Brandy RabatinStringhill (Frank), Michele Via Vannucci, Melissa Taylor Martinosky (Marty), Sherri Taylor (Chad), Jacob Rabatin (Andrea) and Jonathon Rabatin (Ashley); 12 great-grand children: Alyx and Logan Vannucci, Mina and Evan Waid, Mckenna and Matthew Martinosky, Skylar and Lily Stringhill, Jayden and Rylan Kress, Colby and Chase Rabatin.
Ed's family would like to acknowledge the staff at Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown, Pa., for the wonderful care they provided during the years that Dad made his home there and also OSTPA Hospice in Charleroi, Pa., for the care and support they provided. Our sincerest thanks go out to each and everyone of you.
In honoring Ed's request, there will be no public visitation.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Perryopolis, Pa., with the Rev. Father Robert T. Lubic as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Perropolis, Pa
BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, Perryopolis, Pa., has been entrusted with Edward's funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Gold Star Post 7023, 100 VFW Lane, Perryopolis, PA 15473.
Online condolences are welcome at blair-lowther.com.