Raymond W. "Ray" Pflug, 90, of New Sewickley Township went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday at the VNA Inpatient Hospice Unit in Butler.
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Born on April 28, 1923, in New Sewickley Township, he was the son of the late Elmer and Flora (Lutz) Pflug.
Ray proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was an active member of the St. John's Burry's Church in New Sewickley Township where he taught Sunday school and was on the church council.
After 35 years of dedicated service, Raymond retired from Bell Telephone, now known as Verizon, where he was also a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers.
He enjoyed gardening, tending to his orchard, swimming and traveling. Above all, he treasured the time he spent with his family.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Zahn) Pflug, who he married on July 5, 1947; his four children, Jerry Pflug and his wife, Kim, of Marshall Township, Mark Pflug and his wife, Ann, of New Sewickley Township, Connie Tarantelli and her husband, Rocco, of Industry, and Patty Castellan and her husband, Gene, of New Wilmington; his eight grandchildren, Gerry Pflug and his wife, Tracy; Jeff Pflug and his wife, Kristi; Melissa Bozek and her husband, Derek; Michelle Kitts and her husband, Aaron; Roxanne Bruce and her husband, Patrick; Rebecca Tarantelli; Christopher Castellan, and Amanda Castellan; his 10 great-grandchildren, Katie Pflug, Sequoia Pflug, Denali Pflug, Megan Bozek, Katie Bozek, Hannah Bozek, Carter Kitts, Patrick Bruce, Marawyn Bruce and Connor Bruce; his brother, Merrill Pflug and his wife, Hilda, of New Brighton; his sister, Deloris Householder and her husband, Richard, of New Brighton, and his sister-in-law, Ruth Pflug.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clayton Pflug.
PFLUG - The family of Raymond W. "Ray" Pflug, who passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Boylan Funeral Home, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.
An additional visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral ceremony at noon Wednesday at the St. John's Burry's Church, 1835 Route 68, New Sewickley Township, with the Rev. Win Groseclose, officiating. He will be laid to rest at St. John's Burry's Church Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Ray's honor in support of the St. John's Burry's Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Ray's family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com
Boylan Funeral Home
324 E. Grandview Ave
Zelienople, PA 16063
Published in Butler Eagle on Oct. 21, 2013