Nicholas Benedetto Rappa

Nicholas Benedetto Rappa

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Nicholas Benedetto Rappa, 31, of Guthrie, Ok, passed away October 12, 2018. He was born in Suffern, New York to Joseph and Diane Rappa.

Nick passionately devoted his life to his profession as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist. He spent four years in San Antonio before moving to Oklahoma in January of 2014 to join The Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and the Pediatric Cardiac program. He was a proud and loving father to his daughter, Reese Sophia. He was an avid car enthusiast and was an active member of the local car community. He was a man of great humble confidence and will be immensely missed.

He is survived in death by his parents, Joseph Rappa Sr. of Pine bush, New York and Diane Rappa of Guthrie, Ok, brother, Joseph Rappa Jr of Montgomery, New York, 3 year old daughter, Reese Sophia and many other family, friends and colleagues.

Calling hours with family and friends will be at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Ok Tuesday October 16th from 4-8PM.

11 am service will be held at Crossing Community Church, 14600 N Portland Oklahoma City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mended Little Hearts for bravery bags at Mended Little Hearts of OKC Attn: Heidi Weaver 1200 N. Children’s Ave STE 2F Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

6 thoughts on “Nicholas Benedetto Rappa”

  1. Baillee Ontko & Brandon Bergevine

    We met Nick when he and his buddy flew to NC to pick up a car from us. In the short amount of time we spent with them, I came to have a tremendous respect for his calm energy and enthusiasm for his profession. He was a very genuine man who looked you in the eye and you knew he was giving you his 100% attention. We are heartbroken to hear what happened to him. God bless his family and his daughter ?

  2. David Kouri, MA, RN, CCP, LP

    With great sympathy and prayer, I send my condolences to the Rappa family. In our professional circle, Nick was a person we’ve all known over the years and appreciated all the work he did for his patients and our Perfusion community. May God bless and comfort his family during these difficult times.

  3. May God hold you in His Almighty Arms so you may be comforted until He eliminates all sources of pain (Revelation 21:3-5).  All His promises will come true (Isaiah 55:10-11; Titus 1:2).  The free website, JW.ORG, has been most helpful to me over the years for more verses on comfort and hope. It is my sincere wish that you will find it useful as well.  May God grant His peace to all of you (Philippians 4:6-7).  My heartfelt condolences. Psalm 37:11, 29.

  4. Courtney and Castel Santana

    I was greatly saddened and shocked to hear of your passing. Your family has been a second family to me in Oklahoma. I hope you are at peace and resting easy.

  5. Corey Nicole

    Nick i can’t believe you are gone. You were my blessing when both of my girls passed in the nicu . You helped me through everything and i just talked to you a few weeks back. I’ll be missing you always thanks for everything you’ve done for my little family. Love you ❤️

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