GEORGE "CHIP" RATAJIK
George P. "Chip" Ratajik, 71, of Quincy, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday (December 15, 2015) in his home.
Born January 8, 1944 in Cook County, Illinois, George was the son of George P. and Violet Gorgen Ratajzik Sr. He married Peggy Fanelli on March 12, 1977 in Athens, Ohio. She survives.
Mr. Ratajik earned his Bachelors Degree at Quincy College and his Masters Degree in Psychology from Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was instrumental in the founding of the Psychology Department at Quincy College where he taught and served as Head of the department from 1968 to 1974. In 1974, he moved to Athens, Ohio and became the C.O.O. for Tri County Mental Health and Counseling, a position he held until his retirement in 2009, when he and Peggy moved back to Quincy.
Chip was an avid fisherman and sportsman. He was a member of the South East Ohio Bass Club and was named Mr. Bass 3 times spanning three decades. Chip also shared his love for sports, coaching many of his children's teams.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; his mother, Violet Ratajzik of Quincy; two sons, Todd L. Ratajik of Austin, TX and Ryan P. Ratajik of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Dianne Drinan (Mick) of Ottawa, IL and Pamm Lord (Joe) of Plainville, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ratajik was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. Marlin Rempfer. Private inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Saturday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at St. James Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Chapter Alzheimer's Association.