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Pete M. Ratzke

July 31, 1961 — May 29, 2023

 

Peter M. Ratzke July 31, 1961 ~ May 29, 2023

Peter Michael Ratzke also known as “Big Pete,” a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and respected safety floor coordinator, passed away peacefully at his home in Riverhead, New York. He was born on July 31, 1961 in Roslyn, New York to Elfriede Paula Heckerodt and Horst Josef Ratzke. Throughout his life and career, Pete was known for his dedication to the field of science. He worked tirelessly as a mechanical technician for NSLS II @ Brookhaven National Laboratory for 40 years earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues. Pete was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends & neighbors. His sense of humor, warm personality and infectious smile brightened up every room. Pete loved his family deeply & was extremely proud of them. He enjoyed spending time with his wife Heike Andrea Ratzke, their children, son P.J., wife Stephanie, daughter Christina, boyfriend Patrick, son Jake, girlfriend Samantha. Their grandchildren Charlie, Henry, Emma and Madi.

The visitation service will be held on June 4th, 2023 at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. The family would like to express their appreciation for all the love and condolences they have received from friends and family of the late Peter M. Ratzke.

May he find eternal rest and peace knowing that he will be greatly missed by his surviving loved ones including his mom Elfie Ratzke who resides in Center Moriches and his sister Susi Ratzke Lang who resides in New Hampshire.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, June 4, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home

406 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home

406 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

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Cremation

Monday, June 5, 2023

11:00 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

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