PECKVILLE — Raymond G. Krauser, 73, of Peckville, died on Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, Susan Joy.
Born in Mocanaqua, he resided in Peckville for the last three years. His parents were the late Raymond Henry and Mary Charnitski Krauser.
Ray had a B.S. from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, and received his Masters Degree from Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland. He was a retired history teacher at Anne Arundel Middle School in Odenton, Maryland, for over 40 years. After retirement, Ray worked as a mental health counselor in Florida for four years.
A longtime Baltimore Ravens football fan, he was a volunteer baseball, football and basketball coach and an animal lover. Ray was very interested in politics and truely enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters telling them stories.
He is also survived by three daughters, Daria, Donna and Tracy; a son, Erik; a step-son, Eric; five granddaughters, Courtney, Madison, Ryan, Reese and Raelan; two sisters, Therese and Anne Marie; and many cousins, including Frank, whom he thought of as a brother.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hudak-O'Shea Funeral Home Inc., 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant. A celebration of his life will follow at 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
For directions or online condolences, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.