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Raymond A. Ely Jr.


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Raymond A. Ely Jr. Obituary
Raymond A. Ely Jr., 74, of 6951 Rte. 6, Kane, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at UPMC Kane.
Born June 1, 1943 in Corry, he was a son of the late Raymond and Rose Zuzek Ely. On May 1, 1965 at St. Callistus Church, he married Donna Terry, who survives.
Ray worked for the Laborer's Union #603 for 50 years. He was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and also belonged to the VFW Lodge #1132 and the North Central Pennsylvania Slovenian Polka Boosters. He was an avid gardener and loved playing his button box.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Maria (Kevin) Kelly of Bradford, Tricia (John) Bucci of Greenville, South Carolina and Veronica Westerburg of Kane; a son, Scott (Kellie) Ely of Kane; five granddaughters, Ashlyn Kelly, Julia Bucci, Grace Bucci, Emma Ely and Sara Ely; six grandsons, Alex Kelly, Luke Ely, Cody Ely, Jacob Westerburg, Justin Westerburg and Benjamin Westerburg; a brother, Amil (Nancy) Ely of Kane; and a sister, Josie Exley of Kane.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond A. Ely Jr. will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Callistus Church with the Rev. William O'Brien, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery. Friends will be received Sunday, Feb. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home Inc.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase St., Kane, or to a .
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.
Published in Kane Republican on Feb. 16, 2018
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