Obituary of Martin W. Rasinski
Martin William Rasinski, 83, peacefully passed away with his family by his side on October 2, 2022 in Danbury, Connecticut. He was born on December 22, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Martin L. and Catherine Hargis Rasinski. He spent his childhood in Park Rapids, Minnesota, returning to Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated from Lindblom High School.
Martin joined the Air Force in 1957 in Strategic Air Command. His Air Force career took him to almost every state with two tours in Germany and three tours during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Air Force on January 1, 1979 from Malstrom Air Force Base, Montana, returning to his home in Black River, New York. Following his Air Force Retirement, he was employed at the former St. Regis Paper Company in Deferiet, New York. During his career with the Air Force, he was awarded many medals and commendations, including The Bronze Star Medal and The Air Force Commendation Medal.
He married Mary Margaret Monnat, Black River, New York on August 19, 1961 at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Black River, New York with Father James A. Fix officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mary Monnat Rasinski, Brookfield, CT; daughters Renee Rasinski, Boston, Massachusetts and Jill and Joseph Bongiorno, Brookfield, Connecticut; his much-loved grandson, Peter Martin Bongiorno; and labrador retriever granddogs. He is survived by his brother Thomas Rasinski, Ashburn, Virginia, and his sister, Diane Kara, Chicago, Illinois, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lorreta Summers, Summit Lake, Wisconsin and a nephew, Anthony Kara, Chicago, Illinois.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00am at St. Andrew’s Church, Sackets Harbor, New York. A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
At Martin’s request, donations may be made to the US Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301-0301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. Donations may also be made on line at dav.org.
Also at Martin’s request, “no calling hours, have a scotch in my honor."
Mass of Christian Burial
In Loving Memory
1938 - 2022
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