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Rachel D. Vatavuk of Sharon passed away at 7:39 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Mercy Health, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown. She was 24.
Rachel was born Dec. 29, 1992, in Sharon, a daughter of Richard L. and Jeanne (Dittmer) Vatavuk.
She was a 2011 graduate of West Middlesex High School, where she was a member of the softball and volleyball teams, and later attended Youngstown State University.
Rachel was of the Methodist faith.
She was a proud member of the West Middlesex Volunteer Fire Dept., Station 74.
She is survived by her parents, Richard and Jeanne Vatavuk of Sharon; three brothers, Jacob Vatavuk of South Pymatuning, Robert (Tammy) Knapp of Groton, Conn., and Scott Knapp of Hermitage; maternal grandparents, Donna Montgomery and William Dittmer; and longtime boyfriend, Adam Garrett.
Rachel was preceded in death by an infant sister, Donna; and her paternal grandparents, Louis and Louise Vatavuk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to the family.

Rachel D., 24, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (8-31-17) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral at 10 a.m. Friday (9-1-17) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Lisa Hickman, director of Pastoral Care, First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, officiating.
Interment: Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex.
Published on August 28, 2017
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