Raymond J. Black, of Cabot, formerly of Butler, completed his circle of life by passing away on October 10, 2017, his 92nd birthday.
Born October 10, 1925 in Butler, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Leota Wonderly Black, Sr.
Raymond was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in the Pacific Theater aboard the SS Grace Hebard.
He worked as a chemist for Pennsylvania American Water Company for 44 years, retiring in 1987 as a production superintendent.
Raymond was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post 249, National American Legion, World War II Memorial, and the U.S. Navy Memorial.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Frances Nietrzeba Black, whom he married August 7, 1948; two loving daughters, Sandra Pumilia and her husband, Robert, of Butler; Eloise Hulick and her husband, Lester, of Butler; his brother, Donald Black and his wife, Cleora, of Chicora; and his sister, Wanda Strelow of LeClaire, IA.
Also surviving are three grandchildren, Julie Procter and her husband, Matthew, Melissa Vissari and her husband, John, and Erik Hulick and his wife, Kylie; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan and Megan Procter, Haley and Olivia Vissari, and Ava Hulick.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank R. Black, Jr. and Robert Black; and one great-granddaughter, Madeline Hulick.
Friends will be received on Thursday, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Avenue, Butler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m. from Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean Street, Butler.
Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Members of Saint Paul Catholic Women and Christian Mothers will meet at the church on Friday at 12:35 p.m. to recite the rosary.
Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. by V.F.W. Post 249, American Legion Post 778 and American Legion Post 117.
The family requests memorial donations to Saint Vincent DePaul Society, 146 N. Monroe Street, Butler, PA 16001 or World War II Memorial, c/o National Park Service, 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.