Jack Raffensberger Jr., 62, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial, Roanoke, VA due to complications from Mantel Cell Hodgkin Lymphoma, T-Cell cancer and recently was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Jack was born on January 2, 1959, in Girard, PA, the son of Jack Sr. and Janet (Hayes) Raffensberger. Preceding him in passing were his Parents, Jack and Janet Raffensberger, Paternal Grandparents, Raymond and Evelyn (Daggett) Raffensberger, Maternal Grandparents, Robert and Thelma (Lawrence) Hayes, and an uncle, Jerry Raymond Raffensberger.
Jack graduated from Girard High School, class of 1977. Following graduation, Jack worked for the Girard School District for 29 years, and continued his hard work ethic with the Montgomery County School District until his diagnosis with cancer in June 2020.
Survivors include his loving wife, Cristal Huff Raffensberger, Jack’s daughter, Alicia Raffensberger Tellers (Michael) and their children, Anthony, Owen and Cecilia Tellers of Erie, PA.
Jack is also survived by Cristal’s children and grandchildren: Cristy (Keith) Keiper, grandchildren, Zachary Huff and Kaylin Keiper of Dublin, VA and Sabrina (Andy) Rutledge and grandson, Colton of Narrows, VA.
Jack is also survived by his six siblings: Deb (Thomas) Karwoski, Sue (Paul) Frey, Sandy, Karen, Sheri Raffensberger and his brother, Jeff (Denise) Raffensberger. Survived also by many nieces and nephews, as well as his Uncle & Aunt, Richard (Dottie) Hayes of Albion, PA.
Jack was mostly known for his quick wit and big heart to all those he was in contact with, especially the special needs students. Jack was one of the “Good Guys”, always positive and happy-go-lucky! He will forever be loved and cherished through the countless (funny) memories we have all made with him throughout the years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake City Fire Department, 2232 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edder Funeral Home, Inc.,
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