The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 12, 2013

Jay R. Ray

Star Beacon

WILLIAMSFIELD — Jay Robert Ray, age 80, of Williamsfield, Ohio, died on Thursday, July 11, 2013, in Ashtabula, Ohio.

He was born on Dec. 2, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Ruth (Witte) and John Ray. He was a 1951 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cleveland. A Veteran, Mr. Ray served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. On August 23, 1958, he married Carol Ann Offutt.

He was a crane operator for LTV Steel in Cleveland for over thirty-two years.

Mr. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Carol A. Ray; two daughters, Patricia A. Hines of Eastlake, Ohio, and Teresa L. Weber of Williamsfield, Ohio; two sons, Robert S. (Debra) Ray of Tampa, Fla., and Carl A. (Lynn) Ray of Richmond, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 15th, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio, with the Rev. Robert Gears officiating. Burial will follow in Williamsfield Center Cemetery with Military Honors.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 14th, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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