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George F. Rabe

June 29, 1932 — October 12, 2021

George F. Rabe, age 89, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 12, 2021, at Boonespring Nursing Facility in Northern Kentucky.  He was born in Covington, Kentucky on June 29, 1932, the son of the late Ferd A. and Aurelia  Hellmann Rabe. He was a devout Roman Catholic and a 45-year member of the Serra Club of the Diocese of Lexington, an organization  which endeavors to foster and promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran serving four years in Germany and Austria during the Korean War.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Ferd A. Rabe of Kenton County, Kentucky and Walter J. Rabe of Annandale, Virginia. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and of Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C.  He began his legal career serving as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C.  He was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association for over sixty years working as an Assistant Attorney General for nine years and serving as Law Commissioner for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government when it became the first merged city-county government in Kentucky in 1974.  He was engaged in the private practice of law for the remainder of his 60-year legal career.  A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by two brothers, J. David Rabe and Frank P. Rabe, of Northern Kentucky and two sisters, Mary Aurelia Rice (Glenn) and Carol Ann Readnour, of Northern Kentucky and over 120 nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, great grandnieces and grandnephews.  Visitation will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky on Saturday, October 16, 2001, from 8:30 until 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by a Roman Catholic Mass and interment at Saint John’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.  A celebration of life reception will be held on the Church premises following the Mass and interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bluegrass of Northern Kentucky Hospice are encouraged.

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