Frank S. Rakijasic III, 60, of Newton Falls and formerly of Champion, entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 15, 2018 at home. He was born September 8, 1957 in Warren, the son of Frank S. Jr. and Doris (Kuriatnyk) Rakijasic, and had lived in the area most of his life.
A 1975 graduate of Champion High School, Frank was the owner of Faith Heating and Cooling, and had worked in heating and air conditioning for over 35 years. He could fix or build most anything, was an inventor, and built model rockets from scrap parts. He also enjoyed skydiving, which he had done over 600 times, fishing, and cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.
He is sadly missed by his mother and stepfather, Doris and Richard Kelley of Espyville, Pa.; three children: Donelle (Phill) Wilson of Whitesboro, Tex., Aimee Rakijasic of Champion, and Matthew (Kristina) Rakijasic of Champion; two stepchildren, Robert Ester and Nicole Campbell; seven grandchildren: Noah and Travis Wilson, Alena, Analese, and Ashlynne Rakijasic, and Austin and Taylor Rakijasic; and a brother, David Rakijasic of California.
Preceding him in death are his father; his wife, Deborah (Boling) Rakijasic, whom he married August 29, 1996 and who died April 19, 2005; a sister, Michele Munoz; his grandparents: Frank and Anne Rakijasic and Andy and Sophie Kuriatnyk; and a nephew, Jacob Munoz.
Services are 6:00 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Friends may call 5:00 to 6:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.