John Michael Rafacz, 28, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home. Born September 14, 1984 in Weirton, he was the son of the Ted Rafacz of Weirton and the late Marcie Lacy Rafacz. John was a glass installer at Advance Auto Glass in Wintersville, OH. He enjoyed motocross, four-wheeling and loud music. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife Monica Puskarich Rafacz; grandmother Sophie Rafacz; aunts, uncles and family and his father's fiance' Michelle Chaney. Friends will be received Saturday 2-4pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Monica, Ted and all of the family. Such a tragic end to the life of a loving and sweet young man. He will be sadly missed. Sincerely, Rudy and Sandy Lang

  2. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for everyone. Love, JoAnn and Jim and family

  3. I am so very sorry, Ted. John Michael always waved and smiled when I drove past – always. That may seem like a small, insignificant thing to most, but it always made me smile and it never went unnoticed. It made such an impact on me, made me feel ‘recognized’, not ignored. So many kids, and people in general, just look away or stay focused on their own activity – but John Michael acknowledged me as though no matter how many years or circumstances distanced us, he maintained a friendship. That was a blessing that is rare. With love and blessings to all who love him, Monette

  4. Our deepest sympathy to everyone who was touched by John’s life…Our hearts are heavy at such a loss…Much love and prayers…

  5. Ted , our deepest sympathies on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Patti & Bob

  6. ted im so sorry about john i wish there was something i could do to take away you pain in my thought at this awful time love carol

  7. Prayers for all of Johns loved ones! Never would I of thought you would of been taken away from us so soon! My heart hurts knowing you are not here anymore! But I know you are here in spirit! We had some good times riding on the street bikes & just hanging out talking! I really wish I still had the mustang because I know you put all your hard work into it!! I fell in love with it the first time I ever seen it! 🙂 All the times we spent hanging out I will always hold close to my heart!!!!! <3 Until we meet again <3

  8. Ted, I so sorry to hear about John Michael. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I will keep you in my thought and prayer. Knowing that he’s with Marcy now and that she will take good care of you and her baby again .Take care of yourself. All My Love Lori

  9. Deepest sympathy for John’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP John You will be missed.

  10. U will b sadly missed. REST EASY…. And my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  11. Uncle Ted, there are just no words. I am in shock! Mom called and told me the news and my heart is broken! First Aunt Marcy was taken too soon and now John. Praying that God will heal your broken heart and guide you through this difficult time. No matter how much time goes by, we still never get over missing them so much! John was loved by so many, myself included, and he leaves a lot of great memories behind. I know I have my own memories of John; like how excited I was when he was born. I had a baby cousin to play with and I thought that was the coolest thing. Uncle Ted, I love you, I miss you, and wish I could be there, but know that I am there in spirit and if you need anything, just call. 765-631-7784. R.I.P. John. You are with your momma now and you both can watch over your Dad! In my heart you will always remain forever young! I love you cuz!

  12. Dear Ted,How shock I was to hear about John-Michael. So young,so young.Our prayers are with you & Your family. If you need any thing please call me at 1-765-669-2171. I put on facebook yesterday Marcie favorite song that she love for John Forever Young by Rod Stewart. He is in Heaven with her now. Loveyou & Miss You !!! Always Linda & Mike McKee

  13. John, you were such a great friend, for so many years. When I saw u a few weeks Go at the gas station, the first thing u said was ur wife was pregnant and how excited you were.. can’t.believe ur gone and I didn’t even make it to ur funeral cuz I just found out. I’m sorry. You would’ve been a wonderful dad. I will miss u. So sorry for ur loss Monica and Ted. If u need a thing please feel free to come to me for anything. Seriously. I feel so bad. RIP John….

  14. So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Monica and all his loved ones.

  15. Happy Birthday Johnnie, we all miss you! Monica, Mali and new baby, we are thinking about you.

    Luv Aunt Chrissy, Uncle Curt, Cathy and Chris

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