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Rick Raciti Jr.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:24 pm

Pastor Rick “Ricky” Raciti Jr. passed peacefully of natural causes on Jan. 16, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ricky was born on Aug. 24, 1971, in Palm Springs. 

He grew up in Twentynine Palms, where he spent most of his time with his five brothers and sisters and many cousins inside their family restaurant, Raciti’s Pasta Casa.

After graduating from Twentynine Palms High School in 1989, Ricky moved to Big Bear where he continued working in the service industry until he was called upon by the Lord to serve Him by preaching the good news of the gospel of Christ. He moved to Banning, where he became a pastor and soon met his one true love and wife, Michelle Raciti.

Where Ricky was, the laughter followed. He had the gift of keeping the mood light and the laughter flowing. Always gentle and kind, personable and loved by all that had the privilege of having him in their life.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, trips to Disneyland and listening to country and Christian music.

He was preceeded in death by his number one fans, his parents, Richard and Mary Raciti.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Michelle Raciti, dearly loved son, Shawn Raciti, and sweet grandson, Seven, his sisters, Judith Fields, Julie Hospodar and Kim Weider, and brothers, Maxe Raciti and Tom Raciti, as well as in-laws whom he loved deeply, his cousins who were some of his best friends, and many nieces and nephews.

Ricky’s celebration of life is to be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 10, 2018, at Oasis Community Church 6631 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.

A GoFundMe account has been set up in his name to help his family through this difficult time. Donations can be made at www.gofundme.com/50n2674.

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