American Veteran 09

Bernard Michael Rapavi

January 22, 1943 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 77)

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Bernard Michael Rapavi, 77, of Adena, Ohio, passed away peacefully under the caring ICU staff at Wheeling Hospital on Thursday July 23, 2020.

  He was born January 22, 1943, a son of Mary Balis Rapavi and the late Mike Rapavi.

  In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a son Donald Rapavi, and a granddaughter. 

  Bernie was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of the American Legion, Pine Valley Sportsmans Club, American Rifle Association and St. Casimir Catholic Church.

  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children: Mary Ann Rapavi of Freeport, Michael Rapavi of NV, Daniel  (Michelle) Rapavi of Cadiz, April (Kenneth) Hartsfield of NC., sisters: Donna (Al) Jankow, Joyce (Ben) Kowalczyk, Karen (Roger) Matusik, Jeanette (Dave) Koleski;  12 grandchildren,   4 great grandchildren 

  Friends will be received Wednesday July 29, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 60 South Bridge Street, Adena, Ohio (MASKS REQUIRED); also Thursday July 30th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church, with Msgr. John Kolesar as celebrant.  Interment will follow at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.  Military Honors provided by the Adena American Legion Post #525 at St. Casimir Church following Mass.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to St Casimir church or charity of the donor’s choice.

  The family wishes to thank the staff at Cumberland Pointe for the wonderful care that they provided for Bernie, and the kindness which they have shown the family.

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July 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borkoski Funeral Home
60 South Bridge Street
Adena, OH 43901

July 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Casimir Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
July 30, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Casimir Catholic Church

Please note
Masks Required: Military Honors held at church after Mass


St. Casimir Catholic Church
221 Hanna Avenue, Adena OH 43901
Tel: 1-740-546-3463

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