Raymond F. Verbish, 87, of Locustdale, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.
Born in Locustdale, Jan. 21, 1934, he was a son of the late Joseph and Carrie (Rushow) Verbish.
Ray was a 1951 graduate of Butler Township High School. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War and attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in electrical engineering.
He was employed with PP&L for eight years and then worked and retired from the U.S. War College, Carlisle Barracks. He was a member of PA Society of Professional Engineers.
Ray was a devout Catholic and member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed trips to Canada.
Ray was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, and a sister, Rose.
He is survived by a brother, Bill, and a sister, Anne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ashland, with the Rev. Brian Miller officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Fatima Center. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of services. Charles Heizenroth III, supervisor. www.kullfuneral.com.