Former longtime Riverhead resident Mark Rachubka of Georgia died Sept. 27 at his home. He was 63.
Mr. Rachubka was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Poland and moved to Riverhead in 1975. He graduated from high school in Poland and transitioned to a college degree as an electrician, and held both a diploma and college degree. He began his professional career in his teenage years as a a gunsmith and handyman, and later became a contractor after obtaining technical certifications from Eastern Suffolk BOCES Harry B. Ward Technical Center and other training institutes.
In 1994, Mr. Rachubka developed a home remodeling company, which built homes along Dune Road in the Hamptons and across the twin forks of Long Island. He then worked for IGHL of Moriches as a lead maintenance technician until 2005, when he moved to the Atlanta, Ga. area. He worked as the lead maintenance technician for Emory University in Atlanta.
Mr. Rachubka was formerly a boxer when he lived in Poland. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, traveling, helping friends and family with home repairs and property maintenance and spending his time relaxing.
He is survived by his brother, Ziggy; sister, Yolanda; mother, Zofia and two sons, Christopher and Sean.
Mr. Rachubka was cremated in Georgia and transferred to Riverhead. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead.
Memorial donations may be made to the family by contacting St. Isidore R.C. Church.