Theodore S. Ratkus

December 23, 1943 - November 21, 2016
Theodore S. Ratkus

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Theodore S. Ratkus, 72 ­­, of Williamsburg, VA, previously of Trumbull, CT, died on November 21, 2016.  Born on December 23, 1943 in Pittsburg, PA to the late Mildred Banitis and Theodore E. Ratkus. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Cynthia Kociban Ratkus; cherished daughters, Lisa (Paul) Bolejack of Arlington, VA, Pamela Ratkus of Williamsburg, VA, and Carrie (Michael) Roberts of Charlotte, NC; adoring grandchildren Emily, and Nicholas Concemi, Mitchell, Alex, Caden, and Brady Roberts, Anna, and Cara Bolejack; and devoted brother Lawrence (Shirley) Ratkus of Irwin, PA, and many nieces and nephews. Theodore graduated from Munhall High and went on to achieve a BS degree in 1965 from Bucknell University on a football scholarship. His professional career was dedicated to printed consumer goods and packaging industry with sales and marketing in North America and China. He was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Colonial Corvette Club, and the VIPS Volunteers in Police Service in James City County. Theodore enjoyed wood working, home improvement, and car restoration. A funeral mass was held 11AM, Tuesday November 29, 2016 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road Williamsburg, VA 23188.  Inurnment followed in the church columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to:  MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620 or Bucknell University Bison Club, Gift Processing, Bucknell University, 301 Market Street, Suite #2, Lewisburg, PA 17837,  Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at


Tuesday, November 29, 2016
11:00 AM

Saint Bede Catholic Church - Directions
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 22, 2016
    Lisa Abbott says:
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • November 22, 2016
    Berrong Family says:
    Thinking of all during this difficult time. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

  • November 22, 2016
    Susan Hughes says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad/Grandfather was greatly loved! Praying for your family.

  • November 23, 2016
    Alfred Concemi says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ted was a great role model to his daughters and grandchildren. May you find solace in the many great memories of time spent with him. God bless.

  • November 23, 2016
    Larry Ratkus says:
    My family was sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Ted my godfather. His memory will live on in our hearts and Minds.