Fund Type: Memorial DonationsBellaire, OH
Fundraiser ends on August 04, 2018
Mary E. Bopp Rataiczak passed away on July 4, 2018.
A lifelong resident of Bellaire, Ohio, she was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church and graduated from Bellaire High School in 1956. She was a ballroom dance instructor at Arthur Murray's Dance Studio where she met her husband, one of her students. They were married on August 29, 1959 in St. John's Catholic Church. She became very involved in the lives of their children by taking leadership roles in organizations to help guide them in life; Neffs PTA president, Red Cross swim instructor, Bellaire Child Guidance Club president and Ohio Valley YMCA Swim Mom president. In addition, she co-founded the Bellaire Summer Swim program where she was head coach and led the team to the League Championship. She also volunteered her time as a coach to special Olympic athletes and cheerleaders. She served on the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities and was a Eucharistic Minister for her church
She focused 35 years of her life as founder and co-owner of Rat & Cheese (R & C) Photography which became one of the largest photography studios in the state of Ohio, capturing the memories of over 10,000 high school seniors and 200 wedding ceremonies. The Bellaire High School Alumni Association awarded the studio with the Alumni Achievement Award. She and her husband spent many years as snowbirds in Florida where they developed many special relationships.
To honor her life the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Belmont Special Olympics program. We thank you in advance for support during this difficult time.
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Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
441 37th St., Bellaire, OH 43906
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