James Raab

Born: Tue., Jan. 28, 1930
Died: Thu., May 5, 2016

Celebration of Life

1:30 PM Sun., May 15, 2016
Location: Castanea Fire Company Hall

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James Raab, 86, 409 West Brown St., Castanea passed away May 5, 2016 at  Susque-View  Home, Lock Haven.  He was born January 28, 1930 in Belsena, PA was the son to the late Jacob and Mamie Raab.


James was united in marriage to Dorothy Gathagan , December 18, 1954 in Glasgow, PA. 


James served in the US Army in Korea and Japan during the Korean Conflict.  He worked at Piper aircraft from 1955 until its closing and the worked full time until his passing at the Lock Haven Air Parts. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed riding his snowmobile and spending time at his camp in East End.  Most importantly, he loved his family.


James is survived by his wife; Dorothy, son; Don(Lisa) Raab, four granddaughters, two great grandsons and one sister; Carmen.


In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two sisters; Lena and Louella, four brothers; Frank, Chalmers, Bill, and Carol.


A celebration of life will be Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Castanea Fire Company Hall, 111 McElhattan Ave., Castanea. Officiating will be Pastor Bruce Wallace of the Castanea United Methodist Church   Funeral services are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremations Services, LLC, 121 West Main St. Lock Haven, PA.


Memorials will be accepted in James name to Castanea Fire Company, 111 McElhattan Ave. Lock Haven, Castanea United Methodist Church , 236 E. Brown St., Lock Haven, and Susque-View, 22 Cree Drive , Lock Haven, PA


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Kevin Karstetter
   Posted Sun May 08, 2016
Jim was such a great friend to my family, a brother figure to my father. Myself, growing up around such a gentle and quiet man was something you don't find in todays world. True of heart and a trusted and dependable man. I have such fond memories throughout my lifetime..times I'll never forget. God Speed my friend :-(
Kevin Karstetter

Lisa Raab
   Posted Thu May 12, 2016
Jim was an amazing man, husband, father and grandfather whom I had the privilege to know in love. He was my father in law and deep in our hearts you'll always stay loved and missed and thought of everyday. We miss and love you very much. I can feel your presence at times and I know that you will always be there for us when we need that sly smile and shrug shoulder. Love you Jim.

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