Thursday, October 17, 2013, one of the kindest, gentlest, and most
devoted father's and husband I have ever known passed away after a
brief and sudden illness that took his life at just forty-six years
of age; that man was Mike Raskiewicz. Mike leaves behind him his
daughter, Rebecca, 8, and his wife of twelve years, Melissa. Mike
also leaves many good friends and people who knew him well or knew
him from his work. He was a good man.
all know that the day will come when we will pass-on from this life,
but without some sort of lead-in, or sign that our health might be
declining—and without the suddenness of an accident—few of us expect
to be mowing the lawn one day and laying in intensive care the next,
fighting for our life because of pneumonia; but so it was for Mike.
About three weeks before his passing, Mike was admitted to hospital
suddenly and with hardly any warning; He was diagnosed with a very
hostile type of pneumonia. Over the following days Mike was placed
into a medically induced coma, medically paralyzed and placed on
ventilation equipment and treated aggressively for the pneumonia.
During his treatment, problems with blood-clots arose and were
controlled, kidney problems also developed and were managed, but on October 17, 2013, Mike suffered a massive stroke, and
passed away that evening.
For a link to Mike's obituary, please click
here. If you knew Mike, you
can sign his Guest Book
Mike was a hardworking man, who worked early and long hours for his
family, but even so, his ability to save for the future or prepare
for his eventual passing was not easy, and because of that his
family is in need of help.
fund has been established for Mike's family using a PayPal account
that has been set-up to allow a person to donate directly, quickly,
and easily to Mike's daughter and Wife... Rebecca and Melissa.
You can connect to that account by clicking
If you prefer to contribute with a check, a Memorial Fund has been
established as follows:
Michael E. Raskiewicz Memorial Fund
Attn: Bank by Mail ROP 370
P.O. Box 42006
Providence, R.I. 02940-2006
I respectfully request that you please consider a donation to Mike's
family, however small your donation might be, it will help.
Thank you in advance for your time, consideration, and possibly,
Steve & Karen,
on behalf of Rebecca and Melissa Raskiewicz