Raymond J. Majeski

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Raymond J. Majeski, 72, of Exeter, formerly of Edwardsville, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, from lung cancer at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

He was born on April 20, 1942, in Hudson, to the late Benjamin and Victoria Majeski. He attended St. Joseph's Parochial School and graduated from Plains High School in 1960.

Ray spent two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Thailand. After starting work at Tobyhanna Army Depot in 1967, he completed night courses at King's College to receive a Bachelor of Science degree. Ray retired from Tobyhanna after 30 years of service as chief of receiving.

Ray married the former Alice Youngblood in 1967. They enjoyed 47 years together and raised two children, Renee Miller, married to Mike Miller, of West Pittston and Kevin Majeski of Wyoming.

Ray is survived by his wife, two children and a grandson named Zackary. Ray is also survived by brothers, Carl and wife, Louise, Hudson; and Jerry and wife, Bonnie, Hudson; brother-in-law, James Youngblood and his wife, Debbie, Courtdale; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bernice.

Ray and his son are avid Phillies, Penn State, Eagles and Boston Celtics fans and thoroughly enjoyed attending and watching games together. Ray loved to go fishing for catch and release. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Ray's family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the doctors and nurses at the VA Hospice Unit for their loved one's special care.

A wake service will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston.

Interment will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Sacred Heart, 100 Williams St., Dunmore, PA 18509, or to the VA Medical Center, Hospice Unit, 1111 East End Blvd., Plains Township, PA 18702.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 14, 2014
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