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Raymond A. Wylock

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PERU -- Raymond A. Wylock, 74, of Bromley Village, formerly of Valhalla, N.Y.,, died very unexpectedly Dec. 20 at his home,

Ray was born July 16,1931 in Tarrytown, N. Y. He served in the National Guard and the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at IBM in New York for 30 years in administration, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Pocantico Hills Fire Department for more than 50 years.

Ray was predeceased by his first wife, Diane (Schmidt), the mother of his four children. He was predeceased by his second wife, Judith (Irvine), in July 2003. Ray and Judy came Vermont to ski for several years, eventually moving here permanently in 1995. They were both very active in their church, serving as usher chairmen together. Ray was a deacon, Judy a trustee. At the time of his death, Ray was a member of the nominating committee.

He was active in the Manchester Food Cupboard, giving many hours of his time. Recently, he joined the Dorset Players and worked with set-building and painting, as well as backstage during performances.

Ray enjoyed visits from his family, skiing, hiking and living in Vermont. He also enjoyed exploring the many restaurants and museums in the region. He will be remembered for his unfailing generosity, his great sense of humor, and his incredible kindness and thoughtfulness.

Ray is survived by his four children: Raymond, Cathy Giorgio, Ellen Nichols and her husband, Warren, and Jeanine Russo and her husband, Ken; his brother, David; his grandchildren, Deirdre, Theresa, Emily, Kevin and Jason; his great-grandson, Evan.

Funeral services were held Dec. 24 at Beecher Funeral Home in Pleasantville, N.Y.

Internment followed at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village, Jan. 13, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manchester Food Cupboard, P.O. Box 864, Manchester Center, VT 05255 or a charity of one’s choice.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 4, 2006
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