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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Tarasi, Raymond J.

Raymond J. Tarasi, 83, of Fox Chapel, PA, passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 1, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine Connolly Tarasi for 60 years. Loving father of Christine Johnston (Fred), Raymond Tarasi (Cari), Tyler Tarasi (Elizabeth) and predeceased by his son Terrence Tarasi. Proud grandfather of Cleary, TJ and Zachary Johnston; Raymond, Michael and Kate Tarasi; Benjamin, Joseph and Kathy Eileen Tarasi. He is survived by his sister Florence “Honey” Abraham and predeceased by his brother-in-law Jack Abraham. Survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jack and Anne Connolly, Craig and Suzy Connolly, and many close cousins, nieces and nephews. Ray attended Springdale High School followed by The Kiski School and the University of Pittsburgh where he played football and soccer. He was known for his athletic abilities and loved sports and competition. He was a member of the Pitt Varsity Letter Club, the Golden Panthers, and a lifelong Pitt football fan. Ray was an expert in fluid sealing, and a successful entrepreneur. He was honored by the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Ray belonged to the Fox Chapel Racquet Club for 40 years where he played tennis and platform paddle tennis. Ray built strong, lifelong relationships with his buddies from Springdale, Kiski, Pitt, the Fox Chapel Racquet Club and his work. He so cherished those friendships and kept in touch with the large group of amazing friends. Ray was a Shriner and a member of the Elks. He and Lorraine shared their time between Bonita Springs, FL and Fox Chapel. Ray loved to cook and favored Italian recipes, baking bread, and making his famous pizzelles. Ray was loved by so many and will be dearly missed. Friends and relatives are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, October 4, 2021, 10 a.m., Christ our King (St. Scholastica Catholic Church), 309 Brilliant Ave. Aspinwall, PA 15215 (Please wear a Mask) followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in O’Hara Township. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon following the burial service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Kiski Fund, Advancement Office, The Kiski School, 1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, PA 15681 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont