Obituary for Joseph James Raab
MEADVILLE - Joseph James Raab, 57, of Meadville, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born on January 3, 1960, in Meadville, PA, son of the late William and Harriet Thomas Raab.
Joe graduated from Meadville High School in 1978, after school, he worked as an environmental well driller, shipping manager, maintenance foreman, and commercial truck driver.
Joe enjoyed fishing, being a Pittsburgh Steeler fan and an avid viewer of Fox News. One of his biggest accomplishments was being an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and celebrating 7 years of sobriety. Joe's greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
Survivors include his son, J.J. Raab of Butler, PA; the love of his life, Carol Katulich, of Butler, PA; four sisters, Marjorie Peters and her husband Bill of Meadville; Mary Grill and her husband John of Meadville; Polly Harrison and her husband Ed of Warren, OH; and Kathleen Fitzsimmons of Meadville; three brothers, William Raab and his wife Nina of East Greenville, PA; John Raab of San Diego, CA; and Matthew "Skip" Raab and his wife Karen of Phillipsburg, NJ; also, several nieces and nephews and many close friends.
Joe was preceeded in death by his parents, William and Harriet Raab.
Friends and family are invited to call the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., a prayer vigil service will be at 7:30 P.M.. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335 at 10:00 A.M.
Burial will take place at St. Brigid Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Joe's name to the Salvation Army, 1087 Park Ave, Meadville, PA 16335.
Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Joe's Book of Memories at www.warrenfh.com