Robert R. Rajnish

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Robert R. Rajnish

July 17, 1931 - February 14, 2019

Robert R. Rajnish 87, Duncansville, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Barnesboro, son of the late John and Verna (Shangula) Rajnish. He married Mary "Dolly" Yonkoske on September 2, 1954 in Cresson. Surviving are his wife; a son, Ed (Naomi) Rajnish of Lakemont; 6 grandchildren: David Rajnish and Christina (Stephen) Casalini, Mandy (John) Freel, Shelly Rajnish, Carly (Jamie) Bowden and Matt Rajnish; a step-granddaughter, Alicia (Todd) Haggard; 7 great-grandchildren; and his dog, Angel. Robert was the last of his family. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Robert was a graduate of Barnesboro High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a laborer at Small Tube Products. Prior to that he owned the Penn Way Motel and Restaurant in Cresson from 1954 to 1974. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lakemont. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards (Pinochle), watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and working at his restaurant. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lakemont, Msgr. Michael Becker celebrant. Committal with military honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions in Robert's name be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.
Published on February 20, 2019
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