John Anthony's Story
John Anthony Rabatin, Sr. entered into rest at the age of 75 on July 14, 2017 after a battle with leukemia. John was born in Perry Township, PA on April 25, 1942 and was a resident of Buckeye, AZ at the time of passing.
John is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra (Carlin) Rabatin; children, James (Bianca) Rabatin, John (Jenny) Rabatin, Jr. and Shari Evans; grandchildren, Sandy (Chris) Smith, John Rabatin III, Colton Rabatin and Samantha Rabatin; great-grandchild, Madison Smith; and five siblings, Dolores, Marion, Leonard, David and Daniel. John was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Rabatin, Sr. and Katheryn (Petrosky) Rabatin; and brother, Andrew.
Throughout life, John was a resident of Gasport and Wellsville, NY and Glendale, AZ. John served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from General Motors in Lockport, NY, where he was an inspector. John was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing the Genesee River in New York and Lake Pleasant in Arizona. He also enjoyed hunting, archery and tying flies for himself and others to use for fly fishing.
Published on July 20, 2017