Raymond R. Kilmer Sr.

Raymond R. Kilmer Sr., 64, of Ararat Twp., died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Harmony Twp., Susquehanna County. His wife is the former Sandy Price. They were married June 8, 1996.

Born Jan. 28, 1948, in Carbondale, son of the late Clarence Sr. and Consetta Corvino Kilmer, Raymond began his career at an early age and worked as a logger for many years before he became sole proprietor of Kilmer Bluestone Quarries in Susquehanna County.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his many fishing trips to Thousand Islands. Raymond was a hard worker, loved the outdoors, cooking, NASCAR and hanging out in his man cave, his garage. His other favorite hangouts were Arlo's in Thompson and Lakey's in Susquehanna. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed by his family and friends.

He is also survived by a son, Raymond Kilmer Jr. and wife, Donna, Jessup; three daughters: Christine Heid and husband, Gerald, Peckville; Amber Christiano, Jessup; and Taylor Kilmer, Thompson; two stepsons, Christopher Swanson and wife, Erica, Susquehanna; and Nicholas Cicon, Thompson; a stepdaughter, Tracy Bennett and husband, Paul, Forest City; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Uhran, Florida; and Joann Telford, Crystal Lake; four brothers, Fred Kilmer, Nicholson; Ronald Kilmer, Forest City; Douglas Kilmer, Union Dale; and Larry Kilmer, Mayfield; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Kilmer Jr. and Robert Kilmer.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, with Pastor Peg Knapich of the Clifford & Lenoxville United Methodist churches officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view his online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneral home.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 13, 2012