John E. Raysich

January 16, 2013

John E. Raysich

Classical guitarist, collector owned John Raysich Auto

John E. Raysich, 65, of East Washington, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.

He was born August 18, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis., a son of the late John and Violet Radusan Raysich.

Mr. Raysich was a graduate of Ferndale-Dale High School in Johnstown, and attended Washington & Jefferson College and Carnegie Mellon University, where he majored in classical guitar performance.

He owned John Raysich Auto Specialties in Bridgeville, which specializes in German vehicles.

He loved playing classical guitar and was interested in World War II aircrafts and antiquing. He was an avid collector of almost anything he found interesting.

On August 12, 1967, in Johnstown, he married Susan Callender, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, John D. (Jody) Raysich of Claysville; a daughter, Erin (John) Nicotra of Cranberry; a sister, Joyce Hill of Johnstown; and five grandchildren, Lauren and Jenna Raysich and John, Eddie and Emma Nicotra.

Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where a gathering of friends and family, celebrating his life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.



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