Donald M. Ray
"Together Again"
Donald M. Ray

October 2, 1921 - March 12, 2019
Born in Warren, OH
Resided in Champion, OH
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Donald M. Ray, 97, of Champion, passed away Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019, at the Windsor House in Champion.

He was born October 2, 1921 in Warren, a son of Albert E. and Hazel (Horton) Ray, Sr.

Don was a 1939 graduate of Champion High School, and was employed as the Treasurer for United Steel Service in Brookfield for many years, prior to retiring. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served during World War II and the Korean War.

He married the former Arlene E. Wilson on May 30, 1941. They shared almost 71 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She preceded him in death January 22, 2012.

Don enjoyed camping and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by three children; Jeffrey A. (Cheryl) Ray, of Champion, Sharon Hayes, of Warren, and Marcia (Clayton) Durst, of Butler, PA. He also leaves behind a sister, Joyce Shively, of Brooksville, FL; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Besides his wife, Don was preceded in death by a son, Redge W. Ray, and three brothers; Albert E., Jr., Neal, and Richard Ray.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Ave., Warren, with Pastor James Dittmar officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services from 10 - 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.

Don will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife in the Champion Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that material contributions be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Rd. SE, Vienna, OH 44473, or Hospice of The Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, in his memory.

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Carl W. Hall Funeral Home
533 North Park Ave
Warren, OH USA 44481
Monday, March 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Carl W. Hall Funeral Home
533 North Park Ave
Warren, OH USA 44481
Monday, March 18, 2019
11:00 AM

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Animal Welfare League
812 Youngstown Kingsville RD or P.O. Box 66
Vienna, OH 44473