Ivan E. Raynor, Jr.

IRVING – Ivan E. Raynor, Jr., 85, a resident of TLC/HN Nursing Facility, Irving, formerly of Forestville, died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Raynor was born in Westfield on March 15, 1928, the son of the late Ivan E. and Margaret (Shaw) Raynor, Sr.

He served in the U.S. Navy, where he occupied Japan and served on Destroyer Ships during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Raynor worked as a welder for the former Al Tech Specialty Steel, Dunkirk, was a lifetime member of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville and a member of the Sheridan United Methodist Church. He loved to read, particularly westerns, and liked to cook and garden.

Survivors include his wife Loretta (Skelly) Raynor, of Forestville, whom he married in 1974 in St. John’s United Church, Dunkirk; three daughters, Kathy Ballard, of Jamestown, Joyce (Sal) Russo, of Ohio and Rita Ann (Carl) Bean, of Rochester; a sister, Marion Barnum, of Dunkirk; five brothers, David Raynor, of Fredonia, Gordon Raynor, of Dunkirk, Robert Raynor, of Jamestown, Edward (Helen) Raynor, of Florida and Michael (Rita) Raynor, of Fredonia. Also surviving are four grandchildren, two great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Robert Raynor, who died in 1968 in Vietnam; by infant siblings Allen, Joyce, Beverly and Charlotte Raynor; by three adult brothers, Paul, Dale and Miniford Raynor and by two adult sisters, Carolyn Fink and Clarice Kopta.

There will be no visitation observed. Graveside Services will be held in the Portland Evergreen Cemetery at a later date and time, to be announced.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750 or to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences, go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.