Raymond Fox Grivner

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Raymond Fox Grivner, 91, of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2019, at the Gardens at East Mountain, Plains Twp.

Born April 21, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Peter and Sophie Grivner. He attended the Wilkes-Barre schools and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines.

Early in life, Ray worked in the mines and later with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and last as Dog Warden for the Luzerne County S.P.C.A. until retiring.

He had many hobbies and enjoyed going to auctions and yard sales. He loved polka music and playing the harmonica, and in his younger years, he played softball and was active with and coached Little League baseball. He was a member of Nebo Baptist Church and American Legion, Post 350, Nanticoke.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Marie; daughter, Rose Ann; son, Raymond Jr.; sisters, Lillian and Dorothy; and brother, William.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Dorothy Rogers; daughter, Gloria; stepsons, Jeffrey and Tony Wren; stepdaughter, Julie Wren; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Keegan and Patsy Judge; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Timothy G. Hall, his pastor, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the service on Tuesday.


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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 12, 2019
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