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Raymond R. Burwell


1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Raymond R. Burwell

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Raymond R. Burwell, 86 years, of Cuyahoga Falls, died peacefully August 17, 2014 surrounded by love and family. Raymond was born November 18, 1928 to Burl H. and Dollie Mae Burwell. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge, he attended the Great Lakes Machinist Institute in Chicago, Illinois and was employed as a machinist. Goodyear Aerospace brought him to the Akron area in the early 1950's and he retired from Terex Division of General Motors and IBH as a production foreman.

Raymond was a kind, gentle man known for always offering a helping hand. His neighbors knew they could count on him for house repairs, garden vegetables and keeping their driveways clear of snow. He was happiest when working in his garden and travelling the U.S. in his motorhome. He was a loving husband, proud father and doting grandfather.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Ann (Wass); his children, Stephen (Sharon), Brian (Karen) and Jill (Robert); grandchildren, Michael (Megan), Matthew, Bethany, Paul (Kassandra) and Lydia (Jeremiah); and his greatest joy, great-granddaughters, Makenna, Elliana and Sarah.

He is also survived by his brothers, Leon (Barbara) and Robert (Lorna) and sisters, Violet McCormick and Virginia (Steven) Warlick; brothers-in-law, Ralph (Stella) Wass, Jennings Franklin Wass, Elwin (Barbara) Wass; and sister-in-law, Margaret (Ronald) Hatfield, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Dollie Burwell, in-laws, Ralph and Lenna Wass; brothers, Burl Jr. (Joanne), Judson and John (Diane).

The family wishes to gratefully thank the staff of the Gardens of Western Reserve and Vitas Hospice Care for their loving support and care of Raymond and the family. Should anyone desire, memorials may be made to the , 1815 W Market St., Suite 108, Akron, OH 44313 or the of America, 70 W Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236. A memorial service will be held at the Tallmadge United Methodist Church, 207 N. Munroe Rd., Tallmadge, Ohio, with Pastors Marvin Brown and Bill Liming officiating on Thursday, August 21 at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours per Raymond's request. To send condolences or sign the guest book visit www.cliffordshoemaker.com.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 19, 2014
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