HAMPSTEAD — Marti (or Martha if you wish to be struck down by the full wrath of a Weisbrod woman) Sue Rackovan, 69, of Hampstead was stolen away on September 10th 2021. She was born November 17th 1951 in Detroit Michigan to Florence (Manoogian) and Gene Weisbrod.
A relationship began in September of 1984 between Marti and her best friend Thomas Rackovan. In October of 1987, they married to celebrate their lives together and to begin the next journey.
She served in the United States Air Force, leaving the service as a Captain and a registered nurse. She was a dedicated nurse for over thirty eight years. She obtained her degree in business while being a full time nurse and a full time mother.
Marti loved her garden, her lawn and most importantly, she loved to sing and dance. While she couldn’t hold a tune to save her ass, she never stopped singing. At any family event she could be found dancing with her loved ones, shaking it. She hated having her picture taken, even though she was one of the most beautiful people you would ever meet and her laughter would fill a room. She had the laugh that you just had to laugh with. The other side of the coin is, when she wanted you to know you had done wrong she wouldn’t ever have to say it, she would look at you and you KNEW you messed up. She was a strong woman, a gift she has passed on to her daughters and granddaughters. She loved her family and her friends with a passionate fire.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence, Gene and her step father Varkis; her brother Bud (Gene); and her grandchildren Tristan Finn and Eden Raine.
She is survived by her husband and best friend, Tom Rackovan; her daughters Heather Williams and her husband Mark, Michelle Rackovan, Alexandria Rackovan-Bowen and her husband John, and Tara Rackovan; nine grandchildren: Devin Williams-Anton and her husband Jakob (their children: Greyson, Owen, and Nora Kate) Bradley Williams and his wife Jessica (their daughter Hannah Louise), Danielle Cantrell and her husband Larry (their children: Corbin and Lauren), Ryan Williams and his wife Monica, Dylan Figge and his fiance Kayla (their children: Blaise and Nova), Tanner Figge, Logan Figge, Ethan Bowen and Elena Rackovan-Bowen; eight great grandchildren (see above!); her brother Mark Weisbrod and his wife Ann; and the multitude of nieces and nephews, please know we are thinking of all of you, there are just too many to list. She loved you all.
At this time, we will not be having a memorial, however at a later date we will be having a “Party for Marti”. She never wanted people to mourn her death, but to celebrate her life.
Her daughter will be maintaining her garden and making it inviting to the hummingbirds she has sent to keep an eye on our family during this time. If you wish to send flowers, please make them live, not cut. She never understood a cut flower (except when her partner in crime bought them for her) as they would wither.
Thank you all for your love and thoughts during this time of grief and heartache.