Mr. Raymond F. Barrett
Port Jervis, NY
Mr. Raymond F. Barrett of Port Jervis, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 79.
He was born January 14, 1939 in Scranton, PA the son of the late Michael Francis Barrett and the late Leila Kilmer Barrett.
He attended Ben Franklin High School and Penn State University.
Raymond proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1963, with his focus in the Missile Program.
He was married to his beloved wife Joan Marie Dougher of 28 years and remained devoted to her memory upon her passing on December 23, 1993.
During his career, he worked for a number of companies, including Digital, Pfizer, Siemens Medical, but was most proud of his accomplishments with Western Union and the AUTODIN project. His work, always in the electrical engineering capacity, was his life’s passion, but his wife and family were his greatest love and joy. He was a fan of anything railroad, photography, woodworking, computers and electronics, and building hi-fi systems. He was an avid reader, lover of space technology, music, adopting animals and spoiling his grandchildren.
Our dad was a kind, generous and encouraging soul, who, despite years of physical and health challenges, remained cheerful and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a man who accepted all people, beliefs, and walks of life; imprinting upon his children and grandchildren to pursue open mindedness with avoidance of prejudices.
3 Daughters: Erin Seminatore and her husband Joseph Seminatore of Westfield, NY
Susan Barrett of Springtown, TX
Virginia Hendershot and her husband David Hendershot of Port Jervis, NY
3 Granddaughters: Athena Paterson, Joanna and Rhiannon Seminatore
His Aunt Ethel Labowsky of Crystal Lake, PA
Also many beloved cousins
Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife, his parents, and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to visit the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The family also invites everyone to the Shifler Parise Funeral Home, 18 Airport Rd., Clifford, PA 18413 on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 2 – 4 & 7-9 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:00am at the Shifler Parise Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Willow View Cemetery in Clifford, PA at later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis. For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.