- Local Guide
Raymond E. Raybuck, 75, of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly of Indiana, Pa., quietly passed away on May 4, 2014, due to complications from pneumonia and COPD.
He was born June 21, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Paul H. and Helen Mary (Sadler) Raybuck.
His mother survives and resides at the DuBois Village.
On Sept. 7, 1979, he married the former Deborah A. Vennard in Homer City. She survives.
Ray proudly served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers for 11-1/2 years, serving three tours in Vietnam.
He was a member of the First Army Pistol Team, where he won several awards.
He worked in the coal mines for several years before becoming self-employed in the logging business, and most recently in the scrap metal business, before retiring in 2010.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Helen Dostal; his two sisters, Gloria (Jerry) Graves of Kalispell, Montana, and Gail (Rick) Homer of DuBois; a daughter, Debbie (Larry) Babcock of Russell, Pa.; three sons, Raymond Jr. of Yale, Michigan, Gerald L. (Rhonda) of Clymer, Pa. and Michael J. of Kissimmee, Florida; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; his brother, Richard A.; his step-father, Vlada (Dusty) Dostal; his first wife, Nancy Shaffer; and a granddaughter, Holly.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Raymond on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 2-7 p.m. at the St. John's Church Hall in Dixonville (Clymer).
The Raybuck family would like to thank Vitas Hospice of Winter Garden, Florida, for all the care given to Roy and the kindness extended to them during this difficult time.