Thomas J. Raiti

Born: Tue., Oct. 27, 1953
Died: Sun., Jul. 28, 2013


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 02, 2013
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Aug. 03, 2013
Location: Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home


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Thomas J. Raiti, 59, of Greenville, passed away suddenly of natural causes on July 28, 2013 at his residence.  
  
He was born on October 27, 1953 to John and Audrey (Gilliland) Raiti in Sharon, PA. He graduated from Sharpsville High School class of 1971. Thomas also graduated from Youngstown State University with his Bachelors in criminal law and masters in Accounting. He became a licensed CPA. Later he became a Certified Fraud Investigator.

Thomas worked for the state of Pennsylvania in the Auditors office as an Auditor for 32 years until his retirement in 2009. He was of Orthodox faith. Thomas was an avid hunter and enjoyed golfing, vegetable gardener, bird watching, was a Browns, Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, YSU Penguins, and Sharpsville High School Blue Devils fan. He was a member Carpatho-Rusyn Society where he was instrumental in bringing the society to the Shenango Valley. Member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, AFSCME union lodge 972, Greenville VFW Post 7599, AARP, Loyal Order of the Moose # 276 Greenville, and Fighting Fraud Globally organization as a CPA. Thomas had a tax preparation business in his home.
    
Thomas will be deeply missed by his sisters Helen Papsun of Conneaut Lake, PA, Margaret Raiti of Charlotte, NC, Betty (Stephen) Zombar of Warren, OH, Rebecca (Robert) Kapusta of Hermitage, PA, Elizabeth J. Raiti of Cortland, OH, Nieces, Michelle Andromalos, Natalie (Alan) Friedl, Jennifer Zombar her fiancé John Welch, Nephews, Shane (Cindy) Kapusta, Ed (Andrea) Papsun, great nieces, Samantha Andromalos, Jennifer Andromalos, Felicity Friedl, great nephews, Dakota Papsun, Devon Kapusta, his godparents Delores & Andy Raiti of Greenville, his best friend Larry “Sonny” Province, and all his farming neighbors and local Mennonite community.
  
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Audrey Raiti.
  
Visitation will be held Friday August 2nd, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.

Panachida will be held in the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home Friday August 2nd, 2013 at 7:45 pm.
    
Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 12:00 pm at Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home Hermitage, PA with Father David Mastroberte, officiating.
  
Internment will take place in Orangeville Cemetery.
  
Memorial contributions are suggested to Make-A-Wish Foundation 1001 State St. Suite 502 Erie, PA 16501.

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Gail Nitch Hanes- SHS Class of 1964
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
To Betty and family-
Please accept the heartfelt condolences of all your classmates at the loss of your beloved brother, Tom. We pray God's guidance will help you all get thru this very difficult time. You are in our hearts and prayers.

SHS CLASS OF 1964

Sandra Gruver Crombie
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
So sorry to hear about Tommy. My prayers are with your family.

Your friend Sandy

Diane Nelson
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Margie,
I am so very sorry to hear about your brother. My heart goes out to
you and your family. Sorry we won't be able to attend the service, since we
are now living in the Cleveland area. My thougts and prayers are with you.
Diane Nelson

Jeffrey B. Hamilton
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
I always considered Tom a good friend of mine. He was always so full of wit and humor. I always enjoyed his company and our conversations.
He will be sorely missed.
You have my Condolences.

Jeff Hamilton

Marty Yanik
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
It is with deep regret that I read about Toms passing. We were constant friends in school but did not get to see each other after graduation. I had stopped by the house several times to try to see Tom and to let him know about reunions and our class' monthly coffee breaks, but was never able to catch him at home.
My thoughts and prayers are with his sisters who I remember from my visits to Tom while we were in school.
I recently built a home in Concord, NC, and will not be able to attend the viewing or services, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Respectfully,
Marty Yanik
Martyyanik@aol.com
330.716.2801

Max & Phyllis Sanford
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
We were very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a good friend. Our sympathy goes out to his entire family.

Kathy Brown Stutzman
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Helen, Marge, Betty, Becky & Joanne, I am so sorry about your brother's passing. We will not be able to attend the services as my Aunt Eva, age 103, died the same day & we will be at her services. I forwarded the info to my brothers, Ken, Kerry, Kevin & Bill as well as my sister in law Susan Garfoli Brown (Kerry's wife) It sounds like Tom had a full life & was very active. May he rest in peace. Kathy Brown Stutzman, Seville, Oh

Daniel Raiti
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Deepest symphathy to all his sisters. He left this world much too soon. He will be greatly missed by alll.
Dan and Kathy

jim starling
   Posted Thu August 01, 2013
to toms family sorry to hear of toms passing

Chuck DiMarco
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about Tom. Tom and I were friends through the years and we always had a good time during our visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chuck DiMarco & Family
Centennial, CO

Helen Firment
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
On behalf of St Peter & Paul Church Ladies Guild and St Benedict Auxiliary
we send our deepest sympathy to Betty & the family on the passing of your brother Tom. God Bless him.

cindy and willis nowell
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
really sad about cousin tommy.wish we could take away the pain.i wish willis could have ment him.i am glad i have alot of memories of being on the farm hanging out and sled riding with him.will never forget him. love to all cindy willis

vicki huntley
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
It is with regret that i will not be able to attend any of Toms services. Ive been sick the past 3 days. I surely will miss him and how he always liked to badger me. We had alot of laughs, which is 1 thing you could be sure of having in his company. Our friendship is 1 to cherish and again I will truly miss him. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. Now he is at peace. Love always,Vicki

Maria Christina
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
We were saddened to learn of Thomas’ death and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Tom was a good friend to us during the years we lived in Greenville, and served as best man at our wedding. We have so many fond memories – quizzing him when he was studying for his CPA exam, walks through the mountains, evening drives in the truck deer-spotting, visits to Audrey and John at the farm, humoring him as he rooted for the Browns (we were Steelers fans), many conversations and so much laughter. He will be missed by many. So sorry we are unable to attend the services.

Sincerely,
Maria Christina and Mark Mohney
Franklin PArk, PA

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