Robert Stephen Rae

December 17, 2023

York, Pennsylvania bid farewell to a cherished resident and an extraordinary soul, Robert Stephen Rae, who peacefully passed away on December 15, 2023, at the age of 65. Born on March 29, 1958, in New Kensington, Allegheny County, Bob's legacy is an enduring narrative that has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who were fortunate to know him.Bob's vibrant spirit and kind-hearted nature defined his remarkable journey, reflecting a life well-lived. A licensed Funeral Director and the founder and owner of Golden Considerations, Inc., Bob's entrepreneurial spirit made him a trailblazer in the Funeral Insurance industry, earning him national recognition.A man of deep faith, Bob attended Living Word Community Church, and he only ever missed a service when modeling Jesus by spending time with sinners - on the golf course at Regents' Glen - where he found solace and shared his infectious laughter and warm smile. His dedication to community service was unparalleled, as he tirelessly worked to bring people together. Bob's genuine and compassionate nature touched countless lives, leaving a legacy of kindness that will endure through the ages.Bob's commitment to family was unparalleled, celebrating 42 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Constance "Connie" Ruth (Shaffer) Rae, on July 17. Together, they formed a bedrock of love and support for their three sons: Joshua Robert (and his wife, Sarah), Mitchell Stephen (and his partner, Joel), and Matthew Alexander (and his wife, Laura). The joy of Bob's life extended to his cherished grandchildren: Maximus Rae, Otto Rae, Sawyer Rae, Collins Rae, Quincy Rae, and Baker Rae.An avid golfer, Bob proudly recorded two holes-in-one, a testament to his zest for life and appreciation for its finer moments. In addition to his golfing achievements, Bob's generous heart extended to Logos Academy, his crowning charitable achievement. In lieu of flowers, the family requests generous donations to Logos Academy at, ensuring that Bob's legacy of giving back continues to thrive.The celebration of Bob's life will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Living Word Community Church, 2530 Cape Horn Rd., Red Lion, with the Reverend Aaron Anderson officiating. Prior to the service, friends and family are invited to a visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. As a mark of respect, the burial will be private. The arrangements are being handled by Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, a place where Bob once lent his compassionate services in 1991.In the narrative of York's history, Robert Stephen Rae will forever be remembered as a beacon of love, generosity, and business acumen. May his laughter echo in our hearts, and may his legacy of kindness continue to shine brightly.

Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory
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Uncle of Mark Gutierrez of Golden Considerations

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