Edward B. Rakowiecki
September 3, 1928 – June 17, 2020
Edward B. "Pop" Rakowiecki, 91, formerly of East Reading, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Maidencreek Place. Born September 3, 1928 in Reading, PA to the late Benjamin and Martha (Blanski) Rakowiecki.
Edward was the cherished husband of the late Lottie (Swierczewski) Rakowiecki, with whom they shared 53 years of marriage. He attended Reading High School and was employed at Firestone in Pottstown and Baldwin Hardware.
Edward proudly served in the US Army during the Korean conflict as a Sargent First Class. He earned a Silver Star and in 2016 was inducted into the Berks County Military Hall of fame.
Edward was very proud of his Polish heritage and was a member of the Polish Falcons. He loved his Polka music and loudly played it daily. Edward was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. However, above anything else, Edward absolutely treasured his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Edward was admired for his quick wit and charming personality. His family, all of whom loved him dearly, will never forget his strength, goodwill and undying love for them.
Edward’s spirit will be carried on by; brother Chester Rakowiecki, of Hamburg; 2 sons, Edward Rakowiecki Jr. and his wife April, of Kutztown, David Rakowiecki and wife Patricia, of Sinking Spring; and daughter Kathy Binder and her husband James, of Reading. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren; Brian Rakowiecki, Staci Rakowiecki, Amy Rakowiecki, Laura Manno, Sharon Binder, Jason Binder; 6 great grandchildren Aaliyah Watkins, Ethan Rakowiecki, Talon Kennon, Aaron Rakowiecki, Lilly Manno, Calvin Tavakoli and several nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
In addition to Edward’s beloved wife Lottie and parents, his 3 brothers Benjamin, Stanley, Henry Rakowiecki and sister Irene Lysakowski greeted him in heaven.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, Reiffton. Services will be private with burial at Forest Hills Memorial Park with military honors and at the convenience of Edward’s family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to HOPEWELL HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, 525 Route 70 West, Suite #B15, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701.
The Rakowiecki family wishes to thank Maidencreek Place and Caring Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care of Edward.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aumansinc.com for the Rakowiecki family.
- Benjamin Rakowiecki, Father (deceased)
- Martha (Blanski) Rakowiecki, Mother (deceased)
- Lottie Catherine (Swierczewski) Rakowiecki, Wife (deceased)
- Ben Rakowiecki, Brother (deceased)
- Stanley Rakowiecki, Brother
- Henry Rakowiecki, Brother (deceased)
- Irene Lysakowski, Sister (deceased)
- Edward B. Rakowiecki Jr., Son
- April Rakowiecki, Daughter-in-law
- David M. Rakowiecki, Son
- Patricia Rakowiecki, Daughter-in-law
- Kathleen M. Binder, Daughter
- James Binder, Son-in-law
- Chester Rakowiecki, Brother
- Brian Rakowiecki, Grandson
- Staci Rakowiecki, Granddaughter
- Amy Rakowiecki, Granddaughter
- Laura Manno, Granddaughter
- Sharon Binder, Granddaughter
- Jason Binder, Grandson
- Aaliyah Watkins, Great Granddaughter
- Ethan Rakowiecki, Great Grandson
- Talon Kennon, Great Grandson
- Aaron Rakowiecki, Great Grandson
- Lilly Manno, Great Granddaughter
- Calvin Tavakoli, Great Grandson
- HOPEWELL HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA