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Rakowski , Janice K. 74

Natrona Heights

Janice K. (Kuchta) Rakowski, 74, of Natrona Heights, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born March 8, 1938, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Homonie) Kuchta. Janice has lived most of her life in Natrona Heights. She was an EKG technician in the Heart Station at the former Citizen's General Hospital, New Kensington, for 30 years. A member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Freeport, she was a 1956 graduate of East Deer High School. Janice was an avid reader. She enjoyed classical music and shopping, but she especially enjoyed her time with her family. Janice is survived by her children, Terri L. (Dr. Francis) Calligan, of Natrona Heights, and Dr. James M. (Pamela) Rakowski, of West Deer Township; and grandchildren, Mary Calligan and Peter Calligan, of Natrona Heights, and Jennifer and Katherine Rakowski, of West Deer Township. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald W. Rakowski, in 2008; two brothers, George and William Kuchta; and nine sisters, Rose Sutara, Helen Kuchta, Regina Ostrowski, Mary Cani, Ann Dolonich, Wilma Posney, Ethel Maliszewski, Lucille Bartoli and Sister M. Annette Kuchta, OSF. Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., Tenth Ave. at Corbet St., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, with her pastor, the Rev. Edward Volz, OSPPE, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Freeport. The family suggests contributions to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 608 High St., Freeport, PA 16229. Visit



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