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Raymond "Ray" Knight Tussing, 89, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully on September 6, 2013, in Sandusky, Ohio. Ray was born on July 17, 1924, in Toledo to Bertie "Bert" and Lura Belle (Knight) Tussing. He married Betty McPhillips on July 8, 1946, in Angola, Indiana.
Ray proudly served his country as an Army paratrooper in WWII. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and later received the Purple Heart. After his time in the service Ray worked as a Master Jeweler for The Roulet Company for over 46 years. He created many beautiful and detailed pieces for family, Masonic Lodges, and the Catholic Church. Ray loved traveling the world and camping. He enjoyed fishing and many recreational water activities, such as canoeing which often ended up with him in the water. He was a dedicated and loving, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty; children, Lura Inskip, Vivian (Daniel) Komisarek, Ray (Evangelina Espinosa) Tussing, Nadine Binkowski, Leo Tussing, Mark Tussing and Jeanette DiLucia; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Clinton; brother-in-law, Lawrence McPhillips, and sister-in-law, Rose Tussing. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bert, Paul, Gerald and Robert Tussing, and son-in-law, Thomas Binkowski.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E.S. Boundary St., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 (419-874-3133) where a memorial service will be held following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Walk to End Alzheimer's - Team Purple Knights, where donations can be made online at www.alz.org, and the
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Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 9, 2013