Mar. 17, 1915 Hazlebrook Luzerne County Pennsylvania, USA
Sep. 26, 1970 Hazleton Luzerne County Pennsylvania, USA
Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Monday, September 28, 1970: "Construction Firm Foreman Died Saturday" Joseph Racho, 55, 47 East 17th St. died Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at the St. Joseph Hospital, following an illness of three months. He was born in Hazle Brook, a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Kolessar) Racho and had resided in this city most of his life. He was employed as a foreman for George Racho Construction Co. and was a member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Mrs. Betty Skernolis and Mrs. Anna Knoblauh, and a brother, Andrew Racho.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second Street entrance Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. John's B.C. Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call tonight 7 to 9, and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. - Hazleton Standard-Speaker, September 31, 1970: Joseph Racho, 47 E. 17th St., who died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, was buried yesterday from the Bonin Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Jackanich was the celebrant of the requiem high mass in St. John's Byzantine Rite Catholic Church and gave the blessings at the funeral home and grave in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Bernard Knoblauh, Thomas, Stephen, Andrew and Michael Racho, and Andrew Adams.