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“I came across this article and I was pretty devastated. Coach Ramassini coached me on my American Legion team in Monroeville, PA. He was the only...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Peter O'Connor

“To Kathy, Krista and the rest of the Ramassini family, I want to express my deepest condolences on my frien John's passing. John and I worked for the...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Ed Barrs - Madison, FL

“To My Dad, I will love and miss you always... Your daughter, Krista ”
3 of 38 | Posted by: Krista

“To the Ramassini Family we extend our sincere condolences to all and judging by the list of family that John was so blessed to have, know that his...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: John Laboon - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Kathy & Family, Diane and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of John. We hope that your wonderful memories of him will...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Mark & Diane Brotz - WI - Friend

“Kathy(and Steve), We were so sorry to hear about John. He has always been so kind to our family. Whether it was in church or at the grocery store,...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Bridgette Reilly - Tomahawk, WI

“We are so saddened to hear of John's passing. Kathy--you & John hold a special place in our hearts. Our love & prayers go out to you & your family. ”
7 of 38 | Posted by: Deacon Craig & Sharon Voldberg - WI

“We are so sorry to hear of John!s passing.We received an e-mail from LEE KORTZ while in Florida.John will forever be in our prayers. He will...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Frank&karen Sobieralski - Monroe, MI

“Know we love you and are keeping you in thought and prayer. Eternal rest may He grant to John and may John rest in Peace Amen ”
9 of 38 | Posted by: Dcn. Cliff & Jean Eggett - WI

“Deacon John was a great help when my mom was going through difficult situations. He will be missed ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Kathy Kasper

“My deepest condolences go out to the Ramassini family. I will always remember John as a genuine caring man, whose personality brightened the day of...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Kevin Kind

“Passing of a loved one is a difficult time in life. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing John I was privileged to what a fine person he...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Jack Varon - Antioch, IL

“All my thoughts and prayers are with my family during this time. I love you all and wish I could come out there. I am trying to stay positive and...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Meghan (Arentz) Gerber - Reno, NV

“Aways you will be with us. ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: paul and debby andmolly ramassini - FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Beverly ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Beverly Fraley - Virginia City, NV

“Dear Kathy and family, Our sincere condolences to all of you. My you find quiet moments of peace in the days to come. ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Connie, Mike, Olivia and Chelsea DeBels

“We are very sorry to hear of John's death. Know that you and your family our in our prayers and that God will grant you peace and consolation. He...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Deacon Bob & Marty - Tregp, WI

“It is with great sadness that I hear of the passing of Johnny. The Ramassini's and Krill's go way back to my childhood and I have many fond memories...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Peggy Krill Bartlett - Alpharetta, GA

“Kathy and family, We are so very sorry for your loss- John was a great man and a good friend. He will be greatly missed by many many people. God...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Nancy and Kirk Kind - Tomahawk, WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Ramassini family. We are saddened by your loss. Although we did not have the privilege of knowing John, we...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Dick & Carol Schofield Wray - IL

“Dear Kathy and Family, We were so sad to hear of Johnny's passing. He was a larger than life man who also was a very caring man. Tom remembers...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Tom and Ruthie Horgan - PA

“Dear Steve, Kristin and the rest of the Ramasini Family, I will never forget Mr. Ramassini's humor and boisterous laugh at Steve's high school swim...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Angela (Bromberek) Bernhardt - AZ

“To my eldest brother John, who could always make you smile no matter what. I will miss our very long telephone conversations, while they were not as...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Lee - Spanish Springs, NV

“May he rest in peace. ”
24 of 38 | Posted by: Jerry and Rose Dvork - WI

“Where do I even begin to say how much my brother John meant to me. I loved John Ramassini. John and I met in 1991 when working at PCA and I believe...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Michael & Anita McCurdy - Austin, TX

“Kathy, our sympathy and prayers to you and your children and their families. Remembering your beautiful wedding, your visits here, your grandchild's...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Nancy & George Bierer - VA

“Truly a blessing having Deacon John in our lives. Enjoyed him helping my in my faith, and day to day life. I will not forget you, especially when...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: John Hanson - Merrill, WI

“Jane and I talk about the evening at The Chewamegon in Ashland. John was warned over and over about the size of the cake dessert he ordered. I...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Deacon Gregg & Jane Miller - WI

“Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Deacon John was a thoughtful man, & his kindness knew no end. Our hearts bleed...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: The Turkiewicz Family - Tomahawk, WI

“My God bless you in your time of lose and fill you with warm memories. In the name of Jesus our saviour. Rob ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Rob Woodings - Pittsburgh, PA

“John played a big roll in my faith, he was a Christian Formation teacher of mine, and became a real friend as I grew up. Even though I did not see...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Laura Widder - Tomahawk, WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: The Turdo Family - East Lyme, CT

“God be with all of you in your time of need. ”
33 of 38 | Posted by: Barry & Ruth Hough - Bradenton, FL

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad Sparky and to your mom in the loss of her husband. Bill and I send our love during this difficult time. ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: Linda and Bill Howard - Beloit, WI

“Our sincerest condolenses to the entire Ramassini family. You are all in our prayers ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Brian F. & Kathleen Hussey - RI

“Kathy & Family, I am very sorry to hear of John's passing and for your loss. John was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with him when I...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Randy Dunst - Harlan, IA

“Kathy, my heart and love are with you at this most difficult time.So happy all your children can be with you. Will talk with you later. ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Beth Roberts Evason - Baton Rouge, LA

“We remember John as such a welcoming person when Dennis was looking and praying about a vocation to the diaconate. God bless all of you as you...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Deacon Dennis and Mary Geisler - WI


Deacon John Edward Ramassini Deacon John E. Ramassini, age 66 of Tomahawk, passed away March 17, 2012, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, with his wife Kathy by his side. John was born September 21, 1945, the son of the late Edward and Mary Rita (Scheider) Ramassini, in Pittsburgh, PA. He married the former Kathleen Howley on January 27, 1968 in Pittsburgh, PA. She survives. John had served in the U.S. Air Force in Boston, Okinowa and Viet Nam from 1964 to 1967. He was a graduate of the University of Ohio – Toledo. Over his lifetime John was a manager in transportation and logistics with J & L Steel Corporation – Pittsburgh, PA, Nekoosa – Maumes, OH, PCA/Tenneco – Tomahawk, WI & Evanston, IL, and Tomahawk Railroad, Rail Management Corporation – Tomahawk, WI. John was ordained as a Deacon in the Diocese of Superior in October of 2003. He enjoyed playing baseball (as a left- handed pitcher), refereeing football and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is survived by his wife Kathleen of Tomahawk, his children and grandchildren; Richard (Kris) and their son John Patrick of Pittsburgh, PA, David (Amanda) and their children Jake, Rea and Giada of Alameda, CA, Krista (Dan) Sipos and their sons Drew and Nathan of Pittsburgh, PA and Steven (Kristin) and their sons Zachary and Samuel of Williamsburg, VA. His siblings; Paul (Debby) of Naples, FL, Barbara (Darrell) Barr of Winston-Salem, NC, Mary Lee Ramassini (Patrick Thomas) of Sparks, NV and Jeannie Ramassini of Indian Wells, CA. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard and a sister Alma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM. Thusrday, March 22, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. The Rev. Mike McLain will officiate. Concelebrants will be the Rev. James Horath and the Rev. John Anderson. Friends may call from 3:00PM until 8:00PM Wednesday, March 21, 2012 and again on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 9:30AM until 10:30AM all at the Waid Funeral Home. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 PM Wednesday at the Waid Funeral Home. Burial of John's cremated remains will take place this summer at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Merrill or to St. Mary Catholic School in Tomahawk.

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