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Ani Rak

ANI RAK (nee JANEŽIČ) age 92, beloved wife for 54 years of Vincent; loving mother of David (Kathy), Alan (Yoni), Kevin (Mary), and Becki Swoager (Jeff); devoted grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 4; cherished daughter of the late Aloysius and Katarina Janežič;  dear sister of Stefi (Anton) Kolar, Dani (Ivo) Hrovat, and the late Mimi (Jože) Gramc, Lubi Janežič, and Franci (Joži) Janežič; dearest aunt and great-aunt of many.

Ani was born on September 22, 1926, and passed away on January 13, 2019. She worshipped at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wickliffe for over 50 years, and was active in the choir and as a cantor.  Ani enjoyed gardening and baking. She always enjoyed the Slovenska Pristava community, and for many years was an active member of their Pensioners club. A competitive runner, she was extremely proud to be selected to run with the Olympic torch in Painesville before the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.  Ani will be dearly missed.

The family requests that donations to your favorite charity be made in memory of Ani Rak.

Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9:30 – 11 AM with a Mass to follow at 11 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wickliffe. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery.

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  1. Lois, John and Nikki Yost

    We send our deepest condolences, as we are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Ani (and Vince) very much. They are, and always will be, an important part of our lives. Our prayers, thoughts and hugs are sent to you. The Yost Family

  2. Rak family I was Ani and Vincent’s neighbor on Empire. They treated my wife and son Tony like family while I was in the Navy away on duty. My son Tony considered them a second set of Grand Parents. Please except my deepest sympathy in your loss. I will pray to the Lord to give you all strength in my time of great sorrow. God Bless you all!

  3. Ellen Svercek Grzsik

    David, Alan, Kevin, Becky and families….. My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your wonderful mother. Prayers and hugs to all of you at this difficult time. Your family were wonderful neighbors for many many years and I will always cherish our childhood memories…. Rest in Peace Mrs. Rak…

  4. Yo the Rak family – I was sorry to hear of the passing of Ani. We enjoyed her company when she lived here and was missed when she moved. My condolences to you all and remember the good times.
    Rita Moscovic

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