Anthony J. “Tony” Rauco, 86, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah Heights.
Born in Raven Run, April 19, 1930, he was a son of the late Angelo and Rose Parasassi Rauco.
He was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Tony was a decorated Korean War Air Force veteran.
He retired from the former Aluminum Co. of America (ALCOA), Cressona, and was a member of the Aluminum Workers’ International Union 405.
Tony was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah.
He was a 62-year member of the A.P. Damato American Legion “Medal of Honor” Post 792, Shenandoah, and was also a member of the Greater Shenandoah Area Citizens, where he never missed an opportunity to dance at various club parties.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Irene B. Wascavage; one son, Mark A. Rauco; two sisters, Lucy R. Kolonsky and Angeline “Angie” Burba.
Surviving are two sisters, Theresa Kolonsky, Shenandoah and Lillian Traino, Marlton, N.J.; one brother, Rudolph “Rudy” Rauco and his wife, Rose, of The Villages, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Edna (Barlow) Rauco, Shenandoah; two granddaughters, Kristen Jusinski and her husband, Joseph, Weston Place, Shenandoah and Courtney Lewars and her husband, Cody, Shenandoah; two great-grandsons, Anthony and Joseph Jusinski; his companion, Margaret “Peg” Onisick, Shenandoah and her granddaughters, his extended family, Krysta and Brooke; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Private services and interment with military honors in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, will be held at the convenience of the family.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Divine Mercy Parish Memorial Fund, 108 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, PA 17976.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.