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May 19, 1924 — July 30, 2020 (age 96)

YOUNGSTOWN — Peter Rapovy, 96, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Thursday evening (July 30) in his son’s home in Struthers.

Peter was born on May 19, 1924, in Youngstown, a son of the late Frank and Tekla Soroka Rapovy. He lived his life in this area.

Pete graduated from The Rayen School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked for Conrail for many years and retired from there after a long career with the railroad.

Mr. Rapovy was a longtime, active member of St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, where he volunteered at the parish’s annual festival and with the pyrohy and kolachi fund-raisers.

Pete enjoyed being a handyman and “tinkering with everything.”

Pete is survived by sons Michael R. (Denise) Rapovy of Austintown, Robert P. Rapovy of Austintown, Peter J. (Lori) Rapovy of Youngstown and Joseph (Kelley) Rapovy of Struthers; grandchildren Dr. Shannon (Stanford) Lange, Michael Rapovy Jr., Taylor Rapovy, Tiffany Rapovy, Heather Rapovy and Ciana Parrilla (Mark Fabian Jr.); and great-grandchildren Brayden, Cylus and Emery Jane.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Murial Kerbata Rapovy, who passed away on Nov. 26, 2014. Two brothers, John and Stephen Rapovy, and two sisters, Ann Loychik and Mary Pavlisen, also are deceased.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday (Aug. 4) from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Attendees are asked to follow all current social distancing guidelines and health protocols. To those who cannot attend the visitation or service, or are uncomfortable doing so at this time, please keep Mr. Rapovy and his family in your prayers.

Committal services with military honors will follow the church service, and will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown, where Peter will be laid to rest next to his wife.

Arrangements are being handled by Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.

Pete’s family thanks the staff with Mercy Health Hospice of the Valley for the kindness shown and care given to Pete.

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