Ray was employed as an electrician at Ford Motor Company in Avon, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Elyria AMVETS Post 32, where he served two terms as a trustee, Elyria United Polish Club and Elyria Eagles Club. He was a member of Mid-Century Lodge No. 725, F. & A.M, Avon Lake and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland. He had also been a coach with Little League North and a Life Share blood donor.
Ray is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Ann Rose Seymore; daughter, Kelly Joepeck; and grandsons, Nate and Matt Joepeck; step-sons, George (Randi) Rose, Brian (Connie) Rose and Vincent (Kelly) Rose; step-daughters, Darlene (Ray) Straka and Tammie (Joe) Kristoff; 11 step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, John and Ed Seymore.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Seymore; step-father, Ed Seymore; and sister, Mary Gwin.
Friends will be received Thursday, July 24 2014 from 3 P.M. until the time of a 6 P.M. service at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. The Reverend C. Thomas French will officiate. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS Post 32 Scholarship Fund, 11087 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035.