LEWANDOWSKI - Raymond S. May 8, 2014 at the age of 69. Born in Manchester, GA. He was the beloved son of the late Sara (nee Chapman) and Raymond J. Lewandowski; dearest father of Michael (Ann) Lewandowski of Sarasota, Fl. "Cool Wray" known by his friends, was a retired auto worker from General Motors working at the Delavan plant, and then at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. He was a blues drummer in WNY bands in the 60's, 70's, & 80's most popular being The Steel City Blues Band. He also was a semi-pro football player for the Lackawanna Lancers and raced cars at the Niagara Speedway. Ray also loved movies, fishing, trains (railroad), sports, and motorcycles and was a big New York Jets fan. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends on Monday from 9 AM-1 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd. (west of Harlem Rd.) where funeral services will be held at 1 PM. Interment to follow in St. Matthew Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sliwinskifuneralhome.com
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Melvin J. Sliwinski Funeral Home
85 George Urban Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14225-2920
Published in the Buffalo News on May 11, 2014