• PRIEST RAYMOND, Jr. Passed awa...

Passed away November 17, 2017, at the age of 93. Ray was born in Dearborn, MI, on April 19, 1924, and raised in St. Louis, MO. Ray spent 31 years in the US Air Force, enlisting for WWII and through Korea and Viet Nam. Capt. Priest married Marine Lt. Antoinette Willard, in 1956 in Tampa, FL. Ray retired from the USAF in 1974, and sold life insurance until he was 78. They lived in Louisiana, Germany, and Georgia before settling in Pittsburgh, in 1993. Ray was a master life bridge player. He volunteered for the Lion's Club, school board, Salvation Army, VITA, and the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Ray's wife, Toni Priest, died on Oct. 25, 2012. He is survived by four children, Elizabeth Stork, of Pittsburgh, PA, Catherine DeYoung, of Jupiter, FL, Christopher Priest, of Alexandria, LA, and Teresa Lee, of Kingwood, TX. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Friends welcome Wednesday 11 a.m. until time of Service at 12 Noon at FREYVOGEL -SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 112 Fort Couch Rd. (opposite Macy's South Hills Village), Bethel Park, PA. Burial in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pittsburgh Food Bank this Thanksgiving.
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PostedNovember 19, 2017