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John O'Rawe

May 19, 1939 — August 11, 2020



John O’Rawe, 81, passed away Tuesday August 11, 2020 at his home in Surry, Virginia.  He is preceded in by death by his parents Richard and Sabina O’Rawe.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years Terri O’Rawe; three sons Ed Wedge (Renee), John R. O’Rawe (Angie), Daniel O’Rawe (Sharon); daughter Jeannine Russell (Jeff); brother Richard O’Rawe; sisters Sabina Schwalji, Catherine DeDomenico, and Patricia Hinton; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  John retired after 20 years of service from the United States Navy.  During his service he was a submarine nuclear machinist mate.  After retiring from the Navy John worked as an instructor at Dominion Energy.  He will be buried with honors at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.  The family will receive friends during a visitation at Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield VA on Sunday August 16,2020 from 4:00-5:30pm.  Due to COVID-19 the family asks that all wear a mask at the visitation. 


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Sunday, August 16, 2020

4:00 - 5:30 pm (Eastern time)

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1515 S Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430

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