Our deeply loved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Raymond Ianiro, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Aug. 21, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born July 7, 1928, in East Claridon to Maria and Raymond Ianiro. He married his beautiful bride of 60 years, Barbara (Wortman) on May 31, 1953, in Hambden.
Ray and his wife raised their family and spent their whole married life at the same home in Hambden Township. He loved children and while raising his own family, also had many foster children in the house. Ray was especially close with his grandchildren and his house was always their favorite place to visit. He was an extremely hard worker starting his own business, Ianiro Tree and Landscape in 1954. Ray was also a veteran who had served in the Air Force during the Korean War
. Ray enjoyed golfing, gardening, woodworking and almost anything outdoors. Ray had an infectious smile and an amazing sense of humor. He would make everyone who came in contact with him smile. Ray touched so many lives over the years but none greater than those of his family. He will be deeply missed by all.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara; daughter, Patricia (Jeff) Howson; son, Michael (Suzanne); grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Nelson, Jonathan (Amy), Rachael, Amelia and Tanner; and great-grandchildren, Zoe, Gianna, Rylee, Alanna, Quinn and Emily.
A memorial will be held at a later date.