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John N. Ray, age 80, of Erie and Bradenton, Fla. died Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Bradenton. He was born June 24, 1933 in Ashtabula, Ohio the son of the late James and Neta Peterangelo Ray.
John had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War
, and for many years was a manager and insurance agent for the Baltimore Life Insurance office in Erie. He loved being near the water and enjoyed fishing both in Erie and Florida as well as playing golf. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW
and the Elks clubs, both in Erie and Florida. John had attended St. Jude Catholic Church in Erie.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Giselle Beaulieu Ray who died in 2012 and a brother, Cosmos Ray.
John is survived by his four children, Maria Minnaugh and her husband, Joseph of Erie; John Ray and his wife, Janette of Alexandria, Va.; Paul Ray of Erie, and Nancy Herbe and her husband, Jeff of Erie. He is the brother of Donald Ray of Harborcreek and is further survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Saturday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Elks Lodge
67 will conduct services Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Quinn Funeral Home
728 West 9th Street Erie, PA 16502
Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 5, 2013