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Richard K. Rastatter

Richard K. "Pete" Rastatter, age 81, of Harborcreek, residing at Benetwood Apts., passed away, Monday, September 2, 2019. He was born in Erie on January 25, 1938, son of the late Wilbur and Mildred Rastatter. He was a 1958 graduate of Harbor Creek High School.

Pete, along with his first wife, Doris Crain Cornman, were the owners of Irwin R. Crain Eggs.

Pete is survived by two daughters, Theresa Smith (Jay), Lisa Dumbeck (Jay); one son, Peter K. Rastatter (Sally); one sister, Judy Brown (Larry "Buster"); one brother, Timothy Rastatter (Cathy); eight grandchildren, Adam Duckett, Jennifer Stefano, Thomas, Nathan (Hayley) and Emily Antill, Richard Luke (Vanessa), Angela and Cristin Rastatter; five great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Pete is also survived by his beloved friends at Benetwood Apts. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Rastatter; two brothers, Wilbur J. and Larry Rastatter; and two sisters, Nancy Fleeman and Janet Jordan.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm and are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Benetwood Apts. on Friday at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benetwood Apts., 641 Troupe Rd., Harborcreek, PA 16421.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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