Alex Rachitz Jr., 87, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granite City with his family by his side.
He was born June 21, 1927, in Madison, a son to the late Alex and Anna (Zieba) Rachitz Sr.
Alex was a longtime wood pattern maker for Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Alton and in his free time he enjoyed bowling, golf and spending time with his family.
He is survived by and will be missed by his sister, Pauline Rachitz of Madison; his brother, Robert “Bob” Rackets of Madison; and numerous cousins and other extended family members and friends.
In celebration of his life friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.