We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Geibel Funeral Home
Robert Alan “Bob” Rajchel, 76, of Butler, passed away Monday morning, June 6, 2022, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born March 12, 1946 in Butler, he was a son of the late Frank Rajchel and Ruth (Frye) Rajchel.
Bob graduated from Butler High School in 1963 and was retired from the Armco/A.K. Steel Plant in Butler. He was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, the American Legion Post #778 and the Italian Society of Butler. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and putting artwork together from scratch. He enjoyed spending winters in Cocoa Beach FL, also time in East Brady, golfing and his pet squirrels.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Bob proudly served in the United States Army as a Green Beret.
Bob’s family like to extend a special thanks to the Butler Ambulance Service, the staff at the Butler Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, the ICU of Mercy Hospital and the 12th floor east staff.
Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy (Baldacci) Rajchel, whom he married April 14, 1969.
1 son, Greg (Gina) Rajchel of Butler.
1 daughter, Renee (Paul) Ritchie of Butler.
4 grandchildren: Peyton and Sydney Rajchel, Noah and Austin “AJ” Ritchie.
1 brother, Frank (Carole) Rajchel of Butler.
1 sister, Barbara Sinz of Florida.
1 brother-in-law, James (Marsha) Baldacci of North Carolina.
1 sister-in-law, Jackie Baldacci of North Carolina.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10:00 am, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 432 Center Avenue in Butler. Military Honors to follow at the Church by the VFW/American Legion Honor Guard.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations are requested to either the Butler Art Center, 344 South Main Street, Butler, PA 16001, the American Legion Post #778, 150 Legion Memorial Lane, Butler, PA 16001, the Italian Society of Butler, 217 Hickory Street, Butler, PA 16001.