Raymond (Ray) A. Ahlbrandt Jr., 84, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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A life resident of Wilkes-Barre, he was born July 13, 1928, a son of the late Raymond Sr. and Mabel Thompson Ahlbrandt. He attended Wilkes-Barre Area schools and served in the Merchant Marines.
Raymond was employed by Nelson and Sons Furniture, Wyoming and Kingston, as a truck driver, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the Teamsters Retirees Local 401 and the Messiah Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre.
His wife of 40 years, Helen Berry Ahlbrandt, passed away April 2, 2012.
Surviving are his daughter, Rae Ann Arnone and her husband, John, Kingsley; son, Barry Ahlbrandt, Oak Point, Texas; daughter, Diane Balukonis Chinshiva and her husband, John, Ashley; grandchildren, John Arnone II and Heather Lynn Howrilka, Jesse, Jason and Justin Chinshiva; great grandchildren, Nathan, Lily Grace and Nicholas Howrilka.
Services are private with arrangements by Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., Wilkes-Barre.
Condolences may be sent by visiting the funeral home website at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2012