April 2, 2009
Voice of the People, Akron Beacon Journal
Good Man, Good Mayor
On March 12, Summit County lost a great individual who understood giving back to his community. For over 50 years, Raymond McFall made a difference in the Village of Boston Heights as mayor, volunteer firefighter and council member.
I had the privilege to serve as the village solicitor for 10 years during the time Mr. McFall served as mayor.
Mr. McFall was dedicated, hard-working and always tried to do what he thought was best for the residents of his community. For those of us who knew him, you know that he was not pretentious in any manner. He said what was on his mind.
Mr. McFall was tough, honest and fair as the mayor of Boston Heights. He was a great family man and a great friend to many.
I know how much his wonderful wife, Norma, will miss him. I am thankful for having had the opportunity to work for, and know, Raymond McFall.
He was certainly an example of a good community servant.
Russell M. Pry
Summit County executive