Raymond Michael Maliszewski

10 entries
  • "Ray was Bernie's supervisor and colleague at American..."
    - Judy & Bernie Pasternack
  • "Dear Jean and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on..."
    - Virginia Sulzberger
  • "Ray was a great professional and a good guy with a..."
    - Paul Dragoumis
  • "Ray was one of the true leaders in our industry. I learned..."
    - Roberta Brown
  • "Dearest Jean and family; How can our words convey to you..."
    - Michael & Yvette Camps-Campins
The Guest Book is expired.

MALISZEWSKI Raymond Michael Maliszewski, 73, passed away on October 17, 2007, after a short and intense battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of over 51 years, Jean Frances (Roy), originally of Bronx, New York; his four children, Jane Maliszewski Herr (Douglas) of Alexandria, Virginia, Roy Maliszewski (Anna) of Garnerville, New York, Jo Ann Grubic (Walter) of Alexandria, Ohio, and Suzanne Maliszewski of Akron, Ohio; four grandchildren, Sandy, Gabrielle, Stephen, Timothy; and his brother, John Maliszewski of Seminole, Florida. Ray was born in Yonkers, NY to Edna and Charles Maliszewski on August 25, 1934, and attended St. Casmir School in Yonkers and Cardinal Hayes High School in Bronx, NY. A musician and band leader of "Ray Malis and the Moon Mists" in his youth and through college, he was an avid supporter of both the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra later in life. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1956 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and began his long career with American Electric Power as an assistant engineer in 1956. He lived in Yonkers, NY and Park Ridge, NJ. When AEP relocated its headquarters from NYC to Ohio, Ray and Jean moved to Columbus in 1980. Ray retired as Senior Vice President-System Planning in 1998, after 42 years with AEP. He was just as busy and energetic in retirement as he had been during his work years, with an active schedule of golf, travel, reading, social and cultural events with his close network of friends and his lifelong hobby, fine woodworking. He was actively engaged in many aspects of the electric industry, both national and global, He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). During his career, he was extensively involved in leading, advising and serving the electric transmission industry with the International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems (CIGRE), and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), where he chaired the System Planning Committee. He also chaired the East Central Area Reliability (ECAR) Coordination Review Committee, and the Engineering Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), where he represented the ECAR. He was also a member of the National Governor's Association; the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technical Assessment; and the ECAR Executive Board. He led efforts by AEP and neighboring utilities to form an Independent System Operator (ISO). Ray received a Master's degree in operations research from New York University and attended the Sloan School senior executive program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the General Electric power systems engineering course. The AEP Orange Transmission Station in Lewis Center, Ohio, completed in 2001, was recently re-named and dedicated as the Raymond M. Maliszewski Transmission Station. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 21st from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High Street, Worthington, OH 43085, 614-848-6699. Funeral mass will be held at St. Michaels' Catholic Church in Worthington on Monday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. Interment service immediately following at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Raymond M. Maliszewski Scholarship Fund, Manhattan College c/o Mary Ellen Malone, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471 (www.manhattan.edu/alumni_friends; email: giving@manhattan.edu) or to HomeReach Hospice at Riverside, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Suite G, Columbus, OH 43214. Online condolences can be made at www.schoedinger.com. "Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries"