Robert Rattanni, age 58, of Elizabeth, passed away in the presence of his mother and siblings on Wednesday, November 21, 2019 at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. Rob, also known by his friends as “Ratt,” was a musician and a free spirit loved by all. Rob had been battling brain cancer for more than 30 years.
He was the son of Greta (Anderson) Rattanni and the late Arthur “Tuts” Rattanni. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Richard Rattanni of Elizabeth Twp.; former wife, Karen Rattanni; nephews, Michael Rattanni, Robert Rattanni and Richard Rattanni; Jessie Rattanni and great-niece, Rosetta Rattanni. He is also survived by his sister, Lori and Peter Berlinghof and niece, Nixie Berlinghof, all of New York, NY. There will be a family memorial service on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Hands of Prayer Chapel at Kane Community Living Center, 100 9th Avenue in McKeesport. In lieu of flowers, suggested memorial donations can be made to his mother, Greta Rattanni, to help her with funeral expenses. She has been by his side every step of the way. If you would like to send flowers, donations, or sympathy cards, please contact Lori Berlinghof at firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Send condolences to bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published November 25, 2019.