Raymond P. Fives, 93, of Forest City, died Thursday at home. His wife is the former Dorothy Baranowski. They were married Sept. 6, 1947, in Sacred Heart Church, Forest City, and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Born on Aug. 15, 1919, in Forest City, he was the son of the late William J. and Bridget Kearney Fives. He was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. An Army
veteran of World War II
, he served with the 77th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop from 1942 through 1945, where he participated in the Philippine Liberation and Asiatic Pacific Campaign. He was a member of American Legion Post 524, Forest City. After the war, he was employed by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. in Forest City until he left in 1966 to work at the RCA picture tube plant in Dunmore, from which he retired in 1984. During his retirement, he was the caretaker of St. Agnes Church in Forest City until its closing.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Chesnick and husband, Lawrence, Herrick Twp.; and Kathryn Slack, Forest City; three grandchildren, Eric J. Slack and wife, Mindy, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Megan Rocchio and husband, John, Boston, Mass.; and Jonathan Chesnick, Herrick Twp.; a great-granddaughter, Ellie Charlotte Slack, Flagstaff; a brother, Donald Fives, Vandling; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Thomas Slack; four brothers and one sister, James Joseph Fives, Mary Fives Cardamon, William, Charles and Norbert Fives.
The funeral will be Monday from the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Delaware Street, Forest City. Interment, St. James Cemetery, Pleasant Mount. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the renovation fund of St. Joseph Church, Ascension Parish, 612 Hudson St., Forest City.
Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfu neralhomes.com