Saturday, February 05, 2000

Obit for Joseph A. Rauterkus, Jr.

Printed in the newspaper.

Age 77, in Allegheny General Hospital; beloved husband of Elizabeth (Scopel-Amity) and the late Claire (Erny); very proud father of David, Joeseph III, Leo, Jackie Kirby, Rock, Daniel and the late Vincent; brother of Leo, Margaretmary Zoffel and the late David; also survived by nine grandchildren; three step-children and six step-grandchildren. Joe attend St. Fidelis for six years where he was an all around athlete in baseball, basketball and tennis. While serving in WWII, he studied pre-med at Tulane and also attended the University of Nebraska. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his teaching career at Central Catholic where he taught Science and was coach of the swimming and tennis teams. He then went on to teach in the Pittsburgh Public School System for 35 years. After retiring, he served as a substitute teacher for both the Pittsburgh and the Parochial School Systems. Joe could also be seen and heard in the stands of Three Rivers Stadium vending, and was well known by his many catchy phrases selling his product from 1979 to the present. He also enjoyed the notoriety of being the one and only vendor at Mt. Lebanon High School stadium. Many Pittsburgh's may also have learned their driving skills from Joe, as he was a Driver's Ed Instructor. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 Sat & Sun at Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home, 900 Chartiers Ave., W.E. Pgh. Mass and Christian Burial in Guardian Angels Parish, St. Martin Church on Mon at 10 am.

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