REMEMBERING

Ratka Traycoff

1931

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2023

Ratka Traycoff age 91 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2023, with her family by her side. Ratka immigrated to the United States in 1954 to live with her aunt. On January 23, 1955, she married Manoly Traycoff and they settled in Gary, IN. Ratka was a founding member of S.S. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and of their Ladies Auxiliary. Ratka and Manoly were the proud owners of The Pirates Cove Restaurant in Merrillville and The Viking Chili Bowl in Valparaiso. She was also employed at the Arthur Winer, Inc Clothing Factory in Gary with several years of service. Back in her native homeland of Macedonia, she was an expert seamstress.

Ratka was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Manoly Traycoff, her parents Petrus and Slavka and siblings, Ustijanka, Vesa, Ljuba and Loisa.
She is survived by her loving son, Thomas Traycoff; cherished grandchildren Manoly and Angela; sister Blaga and many nieces, nephews and relatives both her and in Macedonia.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 13, 2023, from 3pm to 7pm at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft St, Merrillville with a Pomen Service at 6:30pm. Rev Georgij Gligorov and Rev Aleksandar Mitrov officiating. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 14, 2023, directly at 10am at S.S. Peter and Paul Macedonian Cathedral, 9660 Broadway, Crown Point. Internment Calumet Park Cemetery. May her Memory be Eternal. For further information please call Mileva or David at (219) 736-5840.

 

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Chris Sarafin
Chris Sarafin
1 year ago

I always smile when I think of Teta Ratka, she was such a kind person. Whenever I ate at the restaurant and she was on register she always gave me more back in change than I paid. When I would tell her she would say shush and just take it, LOL. There go the margins, what a gem. I’m sure that those who knew her better have good memories of her. May her memory be eternal. Her kindness was a good example to us all.

Last edited 1 year ago by Chris Sarafin
Rita Sarafin
Rita Sarafin
1 year ago

Ratka, a kind and sweet women that has a warm place in my heart; HER MEMORY
Eternal !

Last edited 1 year ago by Rita Sarafin
Michael Nochevich
Michael Nochevich
1 year ago

Thomas, so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have many memories of visits to your (Merrillville) house back when we were kids. She was always very kind and welcoming to us. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God rest her soul/Bog Da Ya Prosti.

Visitation Details

Venue:

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

Date:

Monday, February 13, 2023

Time:

3:00 PM

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7:00 PM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

St. Peter & Paul Macedonian Church

Date:

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Time:

10:00 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

Father Georgij Gligorov & Father Aleksandar Mitrov - Officiating

Note:

No additional service notes.

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