[Archived News] Saturday, April 28, 2012

In Memoriam: V. Rev. Stavrophor +Janko Rajlich

It is with great sadness that we report that V. Rev. Stavrophor Janko Rajlich passed away in the Lord today, Saturday, April 28, 2012.

The Pomen will be served on Monday, April 30th at 7pm and the Holy Hierarchical Requiem Liturgy will begin at 10am on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The funeral service will begin afterward.

May Fr. Janko's memory be eternal. Вечнаја памјат!

VERY REVEREND STAVROFOR JANKO RAJLICH YOUNGSTOWN – The Very Reverend Stavrofor Janko Rajlich, 74, fell asleep in the Lord on April 28, 2012, in Youngstown. He was born in Stari Majdan, Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), a son of the late Milan and Jelena (Vuckovic) Rajlich. He was the husband of the late Protinica Srbobranka Rajlich, whom he married on Nov. 1, 1959. He was the father of Alexandra Debelnogich (Goran) of Macedonia; grandfather of Jelena and Stefan; and brother of Dragan Bilbija, Milica Miljus, Dusanka Kosojevic and the late Borislav Bilbija. He was the parish priest of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Youngstown and Dean of the Cleveland Deanery. He was a member of the Ecclesiastical Court, and the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Calling hours for Fr. “John” Rajlich will be held on Monday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, with a Pomen (prayer service) at 7 p.m. at 39 Laird St. in Youngstown. The funeral will be on Tuesday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 39 Laird St. in Youngstown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home. Please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com to view this obituary or to send condolences to the family. Memory Eternal – Vjecnaja Pamjat.