The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

January 15, 2013

Raymond F. Greiner

EDINBORO, Pa. — Raymond F. Greiner, age 88, resident of 308 Willow St., Edinboro, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie.

Born in Erie, Pa., on Sept. 26, 1924, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Brunner) Greiner. He was first married on Oct. 6, 1951 to Anna T. (Stolz) Greiner, and she died July 30, 1998. He subsequently married Doris (Wade) Gilchrist Greiner on May 31, 2003, and she survives.

Ray was a baker and a loyal employee of Firch's Bakery for 44 years. After his retirement in 1983, he continued to stay active and worked until he was 80 years old. During these years, he was employed by Janitor Jim, Erie Times News, and Quality Inn and Suites.

Having been deaf since his childhood, Ray strove to enjoy life and provide for a wonderful family that he loved very much. He always had a good time when he was bowling, playing golf, or traveling, and he had many friends through his memberships with the Ashtabula Deaf Club and other social clubs in Erie.

Ray is survived by his second wife, Doris Greiner of Edinboro; a son, Richard Greiner and his partner Paul Sanders of Waterford; a daughter, Catherine Williams and her husband Brian of McKean; two grandchildren, Justin (Audrey) Smith of Key West, Fla. and Hannah Smith of McKean; and a sister, Mildred Kuntz of Erie. Other family members include two nieces, Patti (Steve) Johnson and Char (Joe) Chmielewski; his step-children, Robert (Paula) Gilchrist of Mill Village, Larry (Carol) Gilchrist of Erie, Ron (Anita) Gilchrist of Ashtabula, Robbie Gilchrist of Edinboro, Regis Gilchrist of Sacramento, Calif. and Donna Youngquest of Erie; also several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the VAN MATRE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 306 Erie St., Edinboro, on Wednesday, Jan. 16th, from 12 Noon until 2 p.m., at which time the Funeral will begin. The Rev. Brian Riddle, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Drakes Mills, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Erie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Obituary and condolences at www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.

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