Ray W. Whaley

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“Uncle Ray, May you rest peacefully in heaven. Love, Meme ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Rachel Gallion - Oberlin , OH

“I am sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Anita L Rogers Carson - OH

“Sincere condolences to the family of Ray. We will always remember his wonderful personality and welcomed smile. Prayers to all of you during this...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Ford - Bloomingdale, OH

“Wahoo We are soo sorry about this. Now you're not in anymore pain. We'll miss you - no more Uker & politics talk. Love to yours & Prayers ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy & Jim Frey - Wintersville, OH

“I am so sorry to here about Uncle Rays passing, I have so many memories of him playing that guitar with Pappy my old nieghbor and myself as a kid. I...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Robert McLamara - OH - nephew

“Dear Nancy & family, So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Will keep all of you in our prayers. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Don & Dianna Vandeborne - OH

“Nancy, Debbie & Mandy and Families Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We was sadden by the news if Ray's passing. We wish we could be...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jodi Roush and Family & Kathy & Jim McDonald - OH


Ray W. Whaley, 74, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a long illness.
He was born in Mingo Junction, Ohio and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1976, moving from Lorain.
Ray served in the US Air Force.
He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Ford Motor Company for 31 years, retiring in 2000.
He was a member of American Legion 211, Avon, a 35 year member of Masonic Grand Lodge of Ohio and the Midcentury Lodge 725 in Avon Lake.
He enjoyed playing country music on his guitar and lived for his wife, daughters and grandchildren, with whom he loved spending time.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Nancy; daughters, Debra Pojman of Olmsted Falls, Amanda (Daniel) Ovelgonne of North Ridgeville; grandchildren, Breck and Keira Pojman of Olmsted Falls, Chase Ovelgonne of North Ridgeville; 4 sisters, 2 brothers and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cherie; son, Ray Jr.; 2 sisters; son-in-law, Ronny Pojman; parents, John and Corena Whaley.
Friends may call Friday from 3-7 PM at the Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Services will be held on Saturday at 1 PM in the funeral home. Rev. Chuck Behrens will officiate.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

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