Raymond Francis Treml (1940 - 2015)

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  • "Oh, what a great man! We are so very sorry for your loss...."
    - John and Susan Stempien
  • "My deepest sympathy to the Treml Family. I worked with Ray..."
    - Kathy Bonsall Hartzfeld
  • "Dear Millie: We were sadden to hear of your loss, may God..."
    - Bonnie/Roy/Deric/Candace Gochenauer
  • "I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is a beautiful thought..."
    - Jocelyn
  • "To Ray's family, Please know that you are in our thoughts..."
    - Brentley and Kathrine Gamble
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Devoted husband, loving father, and loyal friend, Raymond Francis Treml, 75, of Mercersburg, died at his home on May 15, 2015.
Born in Johnstown, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1940, Ray was the son of the late Charles Wilbur and Priscilla Kovach Treml who resided in Cassandra, Pa.
Ray is survived by his wife, Millie Yurchik Treml, whom he married on July 6, 1963. From their first date on Oct. 5, 1956, he knew she would be the love of his life.
He is also survived by children: Russell W. Treml (wife Christine), Allen D. Treml (wife Regina), and Heidi E. Stoner (husband Mark), his grandchildren: Alexandra Treml, Nicole Treml, Kia Treml, John Raymond Stoner, Elizabeth Stoner, and Charlotte Stoner; and sister, C. Jill Jones.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond Francis and Mary Ellen Biglin Treml, with whom he lived on weekends and summer vacations.
Ray graduated with high honors from Portage Joint High School in 1957 where he served as the secretary of his class and participated in football, wrestling, track and school plays.
Ray earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1963. In 1975, Ray graduated from the elite Program for Management Development, a full-time intensive development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
In 1968, Ray earned his professional engineer license. He began his engineering career at New Holland Farm Machinery in Belleville, Pa. During his career he also worked for Allis Chalmers, Rockwell International, and Molded Materials Company, a Division of Carlisle Corporation.
In 1980, Ray joined JLG Industries, Inc. to lead their manufacturing operations. As the senior vice president of operations and an officer in the company, Ray played an instrumental role in the company's tremendous growth throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Before his retirement in 1999, the company's McConnellsburg facility won the prestigious America's Best Plants award.
Ray greatly enjoyed his years at JLG and always appreciated working with such a good group of people. He was grateful to be included as an honorary member of the JLG Quarter Century Club.
Ray was a member of various volunteer and professional organizations including the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), where he was often a keynote speaker. Ray served on the Industrial Engineering advisory boards at both Penn State and Lehigh University.
From 2001 to 2009, Ray served on the Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) Board of Directors. He was especially pleased to see the 2007 completion of the new FCMC facility on Peach Orchard Road.
Ray served as a lay minister, lector, and parish council member while he was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Mission Catholic church. Ray is a former member of the Blue Juniata and Chambersburg Beagle Clubs, Mercersburg Rotary Club, Mercersburg American Legion and V.F.W., and the McConnellsburg American Legion.
Ray was a lifelong hunter and fly fisherman. He spent the early years of his retirement fly fishing in Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho where he taught his wife the art and tranquility of fly fishing. Ray especially treasured the annual elk hunting trips he and his sons took to Colorado and New Mexico. He loved spending time at his home in Oak Island, N.C., where he could watch the ocean and listen to the waves breaking on the beach.
Friends and family are invited to join the immediate family on Monday, May 18, at the Lininger-Fries Funeral Home on 47 North Park St., Mercersburg, Pa., for the Rosary from 12:30-1 p.m. followed by viewings from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Reverend Joseph Nale will officiate a Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 303 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project (www.TWEP.org) or the St. Stephen's Catholic Church parking lot fund.
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Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
47 North Park Avenue
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-2812
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Published in The Courier Express from May 17 to May 18, 2015
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