Raymond C. McFall, 77, of Boston Heights, passed away on Friday, March 12, at Akron City Hospital.
He was born on September 28, 1932 in Peninsula to the late George and Jennie McFall. He led a very accomplished and devoted life, proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Skagit, AKA 105, from 1949 until his honorable discharge in 1953 as a Petty Officer Second Class. He was employed by Ford Motor Company in Walton Hills for 38 years, retiring as a Supervisor.
Ray served as the Mayor of Boston Heights Village for 22 years, as a Councilman for 10 years, and as a Boston Heights Fireman for 38 years. He also served as a Committeeman for the Democratic Party in Boston Heights. Ray had many years of devotion to his family and to the citizens of the Boston Heights community and he treated the men and women on the Fire and Police Departments as brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. He was a life member of Northfield VFW 6768, Hudson American Legion 464, Cuyahoga Falls Moose Lodge 918, FOPA Lodge 68 in Hudson, Ohio State Fireman's Association 20 year member, and was the proud Commander of his Ship Reunion for the U.S.S. Skagit, AKA 105. December 12, 2007 was designated as Ray McFall day in Summit County.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Norma (nee Rumiser); and was the loving father of Dianne Gronek (John), Barbara Lash (Al), Richard Bonath (Cindy) and Patricia Warnick (Greg); treasured grandfather of 11; cherished great-grandfather of 14; the dear brother of Mildred Smith, Mabel Price and the late George McFall, Rheta Hoitt, John Williams, Champ Williams, Pauline Lautenslager, Jesse Hambrick and Virginia Haggard; was the uncle of many loving nieces and nephews.
The family extends a very special Thank You to the T2 ICU Staff at Summa Akron City Hospital for their wonderful caring and compassion and to Pastor Dan Page for his vigiliance with the family.
Friends may call at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 W. Aurora Rd. (OH Rt 82) in Sagamore Hills, for visitation on Monday (March 15) from 1 to 4PM and 6 to 9PM. Family and Friends are asked to gather on Tuesday at 11AM, for Funeral Services at the Hudson Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St. (Oh Rt 303), Hudson. Pastor Dan Page will officiate.
Interment with Military Honors will follow services at Fairview Cemetery, Boston Heights.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boston Heights Fireman's Association, the Cornerstone Community Church, 5344 Fish Creek Rd, Stow, OH 44224, or to the Jarod M. Dean Scholarship Fund, c/o the Boston Heights Police Department, ATTN: Joe Varga, 45 Boston Mills Rd., Hudson, OH 44236