John James "Rocky" Rakovec

Died: June 10, 2018
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John James “Rocky” Rakovec 

Age 85 of Brook Park passed away peacefully June 10, 2018 while surrounded by family.  Rocky is survived in life by Betty, his beloved wife of 64 years.Loving father of Jeanne , Gerri (Dave) Liskay, Judy (Billy) Blahovec, and son- in- law, Greg Coleman.  Dearest brother of Thomas, Frank (dec) (Louella) and the following deceased: Joseph (Bernie) and Mary Ann (Joseph)  Hlavaty. Cherished grandfather of Kyle, Lisa (Jeremy), Christine, Elizabeth, Evan, Bryan (Bridget), Abbe (Gavin) and Rachael.   Great Grandfather of Ashley, Alex, Amberleigh, Aavin, Acheson, Adley, Braylon, Daniel, Grayson, Harvey, Roy, Jack and Clay.

Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Past Commander and 65 year Member of American Legion Post 610.

The family will receive friends in celebration of John’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd., Brook Park, 44142 on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 4-8 PM.   Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Mary Queen of the Apostles Church at 9:30 a.m.   Internment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  For those who wish, the family suggests contributions to the Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma, Ohio  44134.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time: 9:30 am

Mary Queen of the Apostles Church


6455 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Died: June 10, 2018

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Al & Kay Gotch posted on 6/29/18

Betty Rakovec I'm sorry about Johns death. We were on vacation at Chautauqua Lake in New York. When we got home we had a message from Joe Hadbavny. I called him and he informed us about John's passing. I had been to all John's brothers funerals. The closest to us was John and We missed it. As we get older and have our own family and don't find the time keep in touch. We send our Condolences Al and Kay Gotch


Doc Kvasne posted on 6/18/18

Will miss seeing you on Saturday mornings at Brookpark Skateland. R.I.P. Doc Kvasne,fellow veteran.


Doc Kvasne posted on 6/18/18

In memory of John James "Rocky" Rakovec, Doc Kvasne lit a candle


Matthew posted on 6/13/18

My memory is when we went to return a steamer at ABC rental. Feels like that was the first time it was just us. This was interesting cuz him and my dad drive exactly the same way. Which is ironic cuz they haven't probably drove together in many years. Always will be remembered ❤️


PATRICIA A CHOMIAK posted on 6/12/18

My sincere condolences to his wife Betty have known them both very long time. My husband, Joe J. Chomiak & Rocky were good friend one of the first to be in the 610 Legion. Always Rocky had a smile for me when he saw me at the Legion. Now the both can share old memories of their days in the Legion. Just save a good spot for me when my time comes. Pat Chomiak


Joyce & Ed Stimav posted on 6/12/18

Will miss your winning smile.Rest In Peace!


Sue and Pat Boyle posted on 6/12/18

In memory of John James "Rocky" Rakovec, Sue and Pat Boyle lit a candle


Sue and Pat Boyle posted on 6/12/18

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.


Karen Howard posted on 6/12/18

I'm so thankful to have met you I'll truly miss you. May the Lord be with you as you travel to heaven. ANGEL is on the way no more suffering. Praise God I love you Rocky. Peace Karen Howard


Rick Wiecek, MD posted on 6/12/18

My thoughts and prayers are with you all!


Mark and Nancy Smith posted on 6/12/18

To the entire Rakovec family. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. What a great man, and the legacy he leaves behind. Your memories will soon overcome your anguish, you will smile again, talk to him, he is still listening. God bless you all at this difficult time. You are in our prayers.