Gary Edward Rabatin, age 68, of Belle Vernon passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Country Care Manor, Fayette City, PA with his loving family by his side. To be clear, he did not die from Erin’s dry cookies or from the entire bag of Doritos his daughters’ fed him when he was not allowed to have solid food. Gary was born in Star Junction on June 8, 1951 a son of Edward and Bernice Gilland Rabatin.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Rabatin and his dogs, “Ziggy” and “Puck”.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Vargo Rabatin; children: Michele Vannucci of Fayette City, Lisa Waid and her husband Gerald of Monessen, Erin Kress and her husband Jason of N. Charleroi, Brandy Stringhill and her husband Frank of Monessen; grandchildren: Alyx and Logan Vannucci, Mina and Evan Waid, Jayden and Rylan Kress, Skylar and Lily Stringhill.
Gary is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a military policeman for the U.S. Army and is a retired employee of U.S. Steel.
Gary’s professional funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis, PA. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist R. C. Church at a later date.