Wilfred N. Ray

WARREN — Wilfred N. Ray, 92, of Warren, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Warren, a son of the late Leslie and Jennie Lewis Ray.

Will was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, doing three years convoy duty on the Chester T. O’Brien as a radio technician, and he maintained the ship’s electrical equipment. In 1949, he received a mechanical engineering degree from The Ohio State University and went on to work as a manufacturing representative for the R.G. Alexander Co., Federal Machine and Welding, McKay Machine and Wean Engineering.

Will was a member of the Champion Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and a deacon.

He enjoyed raising animals, gardening, racing pigeons, traveling and reading.

Memories of Will be carried on by his beloved wife, Frances Ray of Warren, whom he married June 11, 1971; and brother, Merwin J. Ray of Louisville, Ky.

Besides his parents, Wilfred was preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Ray.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the Champion Presbyterian Church, where the Rev. Stephen Stelle will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Champion Township Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.

The family requests that material contributions be made to Champion Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483, in his memory.

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