Raymond D. Conner, 70, of Mayport, died early Friday morning, August 22, 2014, at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
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Born July 4, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of James E. and Kathryn E. (Biehm) Conner.
He married A. Jean Truitt on October 31, 1964, and they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
Mr. Conner was a master mechanic for C&K Coal, Master Carrier and Ace Motor Freight.
He was a member of the St. Nicholas Church in Crates and the Knights of Columbus Father William D. Smith Council No. 8538. He also belonged to the NRA, the New Bethlehem VFW and the Clarion Eagles.
Mr. Conner was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time outdoors and at his hunting camp.
He loved the time spent with his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed reloading ammunition, muscle cars especially his GTO and talking about the "good old days."
In addition to his wife of Mayport, survivors include three children, James R. Conner and his wife, Melissa, of South Bethlehem, Holly G. Dwyer and her husband, Pat, of Erie, and John T. Conner and his wife, Jennifer, of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren, Cruz, Colton, Kyla, Kara, Aidan and Zachary; and two brothers, J. Michael Conner of Nicktown, and Jerome F. Conner and his wife, Diane, of Sligo.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, August 25, at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.
A Christian Vigil Service will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, August 25, at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the St. Nicholas Church in Crates with the Rev. Samuel Bungo officiating.
Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Limestone Township, Clarion County.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.alcornfunerlhome.com.
Alcorn Funeral Home
Hawthorn, PA 16230
Published in The Leader Vindicator from Aug. 25 to Sept. 4, 2014