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Raymond F. Ahlum

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Raymond F. Ahlum Obituary
Raymond F. Ahlum
Raymond Franklin Ahlum, Ray, passed away peacefully in his home in Bethlehem, PA. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Edwin and Maude (Merkam) Ahlum. Ray graduated Liberty High School in 1955. During high school he actively shared his tenor voice in Glee Club, Choir, and business sense for Class Executive Council and Distributive Education Club. After high school, Ray served in the U.S. Armed Forces, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He excelled and was recruited by the CIA as an advisor. After serving in the Army and secret services, Ray worked driving tractor trailer for Keystone Portland Cement in Bath, PA. Ray is remembered best as a skilled and competitive bowler. Bowling since a teenager, Ray played for many years on a local ABC league and in tournaments. Ray enjoyed golf, was an avid coin collector, loved the excitement horse racing and nostalgic movies. Ray was predeceased by his parents; and sisters June Ahlum and Joanne J. (Ahlum) Zamolyi; nephew, Matthew Ahlum. Survivors: Ray is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Margaret Ahlum, Jr.; brother-in-law, Laslo Zamolyi, Jr.; niece, Dana Zamolyi; nephews, Ed Ahlum, Tom Ahlum, Laslo Zamolyi, III, and Scot Zamolyi. Services: Relatives and friends are invited to his graveside service to be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 12:30 PM at Greenwood Cemetery, 2100 Chew Street, Allentown. Contributions: In memory of Ray, may be made to The , L.V. Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 19, 2013
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