Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Braden Paul Raykovics, 67

Braden P. Raykovics, 67, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital after a short illness.

Braden was born on May 9th, 1955 in Ellwood City to the late Ronald and Peggy (Bookamer) Raykovics. He graduated from Lincoln High School with the class 1973. Braden worked for many years as an EMT for Ellwood Ambulance service, a safety valve technician at Portersville PRD from where he retired after 28 years, a security guard for Ellwood City School District, which he loved, and most recently, as a security guard at Ellwood Quality Steele. He was also an Ellwood City Volunteer Fireman and coached various Ellwood baseball leagues over the years. Braden was best known for his ability to make you laugh and his love for talking with family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynne (McKinney) Raykovics of Ellwood City, whom he married on July 31st, 1999, daughter, Brandie (Richard) Massioni of Franklin Township, step-sons, Jim Giles of Erie and DJ Giles of New Castle, brother, Mark (Chris) Raykovics of Shenango Township, sisters-in-law, Roberta Schremmer of Ellwood City and Colleen Mazzant of Lake Woles, FL, brother-in-law, John (Debbie) McKinney of Franklin Township, grandchildren, Ricky and Lukas Massioni, and Brett (Ashley) Evans, Nephew, Bryan (Kaitlyn) Raykovics, Nieces, Katy (Seth) DeHart, Grace Raykovics, and Jori Wilson, and his beloved and faithful dog, Helga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers-in-law, Glen Schremmer and Amos Mazzant.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 from 2:00 pm until the time of funeral service at 4:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., with Pastor Phil Conklin officiating.

Memorial contributions in Braden’s name may be made out to Club Hope at


  • Cindy Grant Posted May 26, 2022 3:03 pm

    A Lifetime of wonderful memories with Braden and Lynne that I will cherish always

  • Rosina Betz Posted May 26, 2022 5:34 pm

    So sorry to hear about Brandon’s passing. My deepest sympathies you your and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort and strength.

  • Connie Frochio Posted June 7, 2022 2:00 pm

    Dear Brandie sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Not sure you remember John and I and our daughter Toni Frochio that lived next door on 1st Ave. but I knew from watching you grow that the sun rose and set on your Dad’s little girl. Hope you and your family is well. God bless you all. Lone Connie Frochio

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