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Terry L. Ray

April 5, 1964 ~ June 11, 2018 (age 54)

YOUNGSTOWN - Terry L. Ray, 54, passed away Monday afternoon, June 11, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Terry was born April 5, 1964, in Youngstown, a son of the late Harold and Edith Marshall Ray, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Ray was a 1982 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, and was a graduate of the Cisco Networking Academy. He attended Youngstown State University and Kent State University.

Terry worked for more than 20 years as a dispatcher for a government nutritional program, and for a commercial trucking company. More recently, he was self-employed as a painter and a home improvement and renovation specialist.

Terry loved his family dearly, and he enjoyed attending his daughters’ athletic events. Terry was a big sports fan, and he liked golf, Cincinnati Bengals football, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, and he was an avid fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Terry also enjoyed spending time in the kitchen cooking for his family and friends.

Mr. Ray was a member of St. Christine Church in Youngstown.

He leaves his wife of 27 years, Karen Zemko Ray, whom he married Sept. 29, 1990; his daughters, Kaylee and Alyssa Ray; a sister, Sharon (Larry) Roth of Austintown; several nieces and nephews; his in-laws, Ruth and Bill Zemko; two sisters-in-law, Mariann Ray of Florida and Christine (Robert) Gerst of Canfield; many extended family members; many, many friends; and his dog, his “baby,” Dodger.

Besides his parents, Terry was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Thomas Ray and Larry Ray.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, June 15, at St. Christine Church on South Schenley Avenue, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

 

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