Raymond W. Totleben

Raymond W. Totleben, age 83, of Erie, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his daughter's residence in Fairview. Born April 22, 1929 in Erie, he was the son of the late Alberico and Marietta Riazzi Totleben. Raymond graduated from Strong Vincent High School and then served in the United States Army. Along with his wife, he ran the snack bar and concession stand at the Erie County Court House, before his retirement in 1996. He previously worked for Sears & Roebuck Co. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Taylor Totleben; four sisters, Lena Macerata, Dola Letizio, Armeda Padavoni, and Evelyn Totleben; five brothers, John, Albert, Anthony, Dominick, and Richard Totleben. Survivors include a son, David Totleben, wife Robin of Erie; four daughters, Mary Major, husband Rhett, of North Huntingdon, Pa., Sheri Taylor, husband Mike, of Fairview, Elizabeth Palermo, husband Pat of Erie, and Erin Williamson, husband Kevin, of High Point, N.C.; a brother, Edmund Totleben; 12 grandchildren, Katie Sacramento, husband Anthony, of North Huntingdon, Pa., David Major of Corapolis, Pa., Jacob and Sam Major, both of North Huntingdon, Pa., Suzanne Reeves, husband Mike, of Charleston, S.C., Kimberly Totleben of Erie, and Bob Totleben of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Christian Taylor of Rochester, N.Y., Will Taylor of Erie, and Emily, Ellyn, and Eryn Palermo, all of Erie; three great-grandchildren, Michael Tauber, Dallas Wojtecki, and Rocco Sacramento; many nieces and nephews; good friends David and Shawn Taylor, and his special pets Skeeter and Max. Ray was a kind and gentle man who saw good in everyone he met. He loved children and, along with his wife, cared for foster babies. He enjoyed all kinds of music and taking car rides on sunny days. He had a spontaneous sense of humor and like to make his grandchildren laugh at his sayings and jokes. Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, 1595 West 38th Street, at Greengarden Boulevard, and attend services there on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Raymond's name may be made to Friends of Erie County CASA, 1311 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508. Ray's family would like to express their thanks to the many doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who oversaw his care in the past ten years, especially Dr. Joseph Carvelli, Dr. Asim Singh and the doctors at Bayfront Nephrology. Also, the kind and caring staff at Davita Dialysis Bayfront. Your kindness and caring meant so much. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St. Erie, PA 16508

Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 7, 2013