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Gerald J. Rassega

January 2, 1940 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Gerald Rassega Obituary

WARREN – Gerald J. Rassega, age 84, lifelong area resident, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born January 2, 1940 in Warren, the son of Peter J. and Marie E. (Gontkovsky) Rassega.

A 1957 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Jerry worked at William C. Himes Garage in his high school years.  He later worked at Wean Manufacturing as a machine assembler and retired from Packard Electric in 1999, after thirty years in the maintenance department.

Jerry was a drummer for many years, starting with Val Puppulo’s All-Stars, and ending with Steve Yendricks Variety Aces, with many bands in between.  He was a member of the United Steel Workers, the American Federation of Musicians, and IUE 717 unions.  He was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 4484 in Warren, past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus 13260 in Vienna, and past Faithful Navigator of Fourth Degree, Bishop James A. McFadden Assembly in Warren.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Vienna.

Precious memories of Jerry live on with his beloved wife of sixty-four years, his best friend and the love of his life, Virginia M. (Kuriatnyk) Rassega, whom he married April 11, 1959; two children, Pamela Jo Hietikko (Andrew) of Howland and Peter G. Rassega (Lynnae) of Boardman; six grandchildren: Christopher (Brittany), Peter J. II ( Ruthie), Paige, Pierce (fiancée Della), Mason, and Max E.; seven great-grandchildren: Peter J. III, Liam, Roman, Remington, Carmella, Jameson, and Nico; and his sister, Joyce Stefan (Frank) of Champion.

Preceding him in death are his parents and his brother, Anthony Rassega.

Calling hours are 4:30 to 6:30 pm Monday, February 12, 2024 at Staton-Borowski Funeral.  The memorial service follows at 6:30 pm, with Rev. Ryan Furlong officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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February 12, 2024

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Staton-Borowski Funeral Home
962 North Road N.E.
Warren, OH 44483

Memorial Service
February 12, 2024

6:30 PM
Staton-Borowski Funeral Home
962 North Road N.E.
Warren, OH 44483


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