Robert J. Ratajczak

Robert J. Ratajczak

November 10, 1939 ‐ August 27, 2021
Robert J. Ratajczak
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Lorain, Ohio Visitation: August 30, 2021 Service: August 31, 2021 Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery

Robert J. Ratajczak, age 82 of Lorain, Ohio passed away August 27, 2021 from battling cancer. Bob retired after 43 years as an electrician for General Motors in Parma. He spent six years in the Army Reserves. Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years Deborah (nee Moorman) and his four children Roberta Hembree, Renee Ratajczak, Rhonda Geib and Robert W. Ratajczak. In addition he is survived by eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He enjoyed windsurfing, kayaking and cycling. He was a member of Toby’s Professional Clowns in Lake Placid, FL and Clowns of America International. Bob and his wife spent the winter months in their condo in Lake Placid. Funeral service to be held Tuesday, August 31 at 11 am at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake,(services will be livestreamed), where family and friends will be received from 4-8 pm on Monday. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Westlake. Please make any donations to the Mercy Health Cancer Center, 41201 Schadden Rd, Elyria, OH 44035, where Bob was getting the best treatment or to another cancer center of your choice.


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Guest Comments

Tim Prinz
Akron, Ohio

Deb in family, being a neighbor at the New London upground Reservoir I got to find the kindness text Bob always had. Deb you were the highlight of Bob's life. My condolences

Rebecca Stigall
Sheffield Lake

My condolences to Robert's family and friends. I never met Robert, but Renee spoke highly of him and told me stories of the time she spent with him and Deb. I know he meant so much to Renee, and I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

Jeannie Riccardi
Fairview Park, OH

I am cherishing the memories created with family and friends at the campgrounds and on the lakes. Thank you for teaching me that life doesn’t have to be so serious and whenever you need a hand, the great outdoors are always there for you.

Jimmy and Tracy Sikora
Fredericksburg,, PA

Bob's family, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Stanley Jent
mansfield oh.

I planned on being there but i am having a bad foot day. I wish you the best.

Chet, Erin, and Anthony Backowski
Daytona Beach & Pittsburgh

Debbie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You and Bob always showed us so much love, hospitality, and fun times when we visited Ohio. We miss Bob dearly but the wonderful memories will last forever. Much love to you and your family. Rest in Peace Uncle Bob from your Pittsburgh family.

Sandy Macdonald & Vicki Livingston
Charleston SC & Avon Lake OH

Dear Debbie and family,

Our hearts hurt for you all. May your memories and the love you feel for each other sustain you all at this difficult time.
Sandy & Vicki

Dan & Rene' Wendling
Wellington, OH

Our love & prayers are with you. Bob was a super guy. He will be missed. When he took the trash to the dumpster, he always stopped & talked with us. We were very like minded. He will be missed. We are here for you, Deb.

Dominic, Amy and family
Dayton, Ohio

We are so sorry to have heard the news and that we couldn't be with you at this time. Uncle Bob was a great guy as you already know. He is and will be missed. We need to get together at another family reunion and celebrate our memories of his wonderful life. I'll save my stories of him until then. Hugs to Debbie and all of you.

John Backowski, Diane Kelly, Dawn Backowski and Nevaeh and Maleah
Goodyear, AZ

Debbie, and the Ebling/Ratajczak families, please accept our sincere condolences on Robert's passing. When we would all get together for family outings either in Pittsburgh or Cleveland, they were great outings. Cousin Bob was even an influence on me to become a drummer, especially when I would see his drum kit when visiting our Cleveland family. Our heart goes out to all of you with Bob's passing, and I will forever remember the fond memories of our families. Please take care and stay healthy! jb

Chris Strub

Debbie, my heart goes out to you. Bob was such a nice guy. You two made a great team.

Jeff Sikora
Palm Coast, Florida

We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. The Sikora family sends their love and prayers to the Radajczak's. May God bless you all and accept Bob into his Kingdom.

Venetia Wagner
Lake placid, Fllorida

So sad to hear the news Deb about Bob. My prayers are with you and the families.

Mary stankiewicz
Northfield ohio

Our sincere and deep condolences to you Roberta and family during such a difficult time. Losing a parent is so difficult and almost impossible to go through with your broken heart.
However this is not that last time you will see dad, grandpa or friend. He’s with our Creator and comforter in total peace and true happiness we cannot even fathom.
For me, when mom and dad left this world, I was happy for them having lived their lives but my heart did break. In time this does pass leaving sweet memories to laugh and cry about.
Stick together, hug each other, always being there for each other. God gave us each other so we don’t have to be alone, ever. What a gift
Love prayer and peace to you
Mary Dave and family

Tim and Doris Berube
Lake Placid FL

Your great smile will be missed. Deb I will see you in the pool

Dan and Colleen Speakman
Lake Placid, Florida

Sorry for your lost. Bob was a great guy, I always enjoyed talking with him . Will miss seeing him around DeeAnn next winter

Kim and Mike

Dear Deb, We are so very sorry, Bob was a super guy, always smiling and friendly. What a wonderful life you two had together, such fun memories. Love to you, the kids, and grands. Kim and Mike Sorensen see Ann/Edinboro

Joan Burrell "Chickadee"
Upton, MA

I'll never forget the first time I met Bob "Homer". We were all at a clowning event in FL. I took one look at him and I burst out laughing. He had a special gift to make people smile and feel good and he could do that even when he wasn't clowning. A few years later I saw their Yellow convertible at my condo complex. They were moving in. How lucky we were to have Bob and Deb as neighbors. Bob was always kind, considerate and funny. He always made me feel so welcome in their home. He will be missed, but it is good to know that there are clowns in heaven. May he rest in peace.