Matushka Irene Rachko, wife of the late Archpriest John Rachko, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2020 Westminster Village, Allentown, due to the COVID-19 virus.
Born Irene Papinsiak in Lansford, PA, she and her husband of 54 years were married at St Mary Church, Coaldale, PA on September 2, 1950. Father John was ordained one month later to the diaconate and priesthood by Bishop John (Garklavs). Father John was assigned to the Church of the Holy Ghost, Detroit, Michigan. The Rachkos selflessly ministered to parishes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Interment was private, at the convenience of the family at the Monastery of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk, where Matushka Irene was laid to rest next to her husband Archpriest John.
Matushka Irene was predeceased by Father John in 2004. She is survived by their children and grandchildren.
May Matushka Irene’s memory be eternal!