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Nicholas Constantine Raho, 92, Of Rye, Owned Chemicals Business

RYE, N.Y. - Nicholas Constantine Raho of Rye and Watch Hill, R.I., died April 6. He was 92.

Raho was born Nov. 25, 1920, in New York City. He graduated from CCNY and started a business, Legion Chemicals, that became White Cross Laboratories, Inc., an international chemical and pharmaceutical trading company.

After his marriage he resided in Scarsdale with his family for 20 years before moving to Rye. He supported the Rye Free Reading Room, to which he donated funds for a technology center; the Rye Nature Center, where he was a founding member of a camp for inner-city children; Church of the Resurrection, Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Missionaries of Charity, the Sacred Heart School in Uganda, where he provided the funds to add a floor to the multi-purpose building; Convent of the Sacred Heart, and Portsmouth Abbey. He was a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher.

Raho is survived by his daughter, Mary Julian, of Rye; his brother, Joseph, of Glen Ridge, N.J.; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Christina Marie Cutolo; two sons, Peter and Joseph; and his brother, Liberty.

Calling hours are Tuesday, April, 9 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 10, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund , 1011 First Avenue, Suite 1400, New York, NY 10022.

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