Ray graduated from Glassport High School in 1946. He was drafted in 1953, before serving in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War. Upon returning from Korea, Ray was hired at a local painting company and met Ray Delo. Together, they formed Delo and Wolf, a revered painting company that worked with the best of Pittsburgh decorators and cliental. Ray worked tirelessly for the company’s success, retiring after 68 years. Ray’s son and daughter inherited his creative eye and abilities. They continue his legacy to this day. After surviving two heart attacks, Ray dedicated over 8,000 hours volunteering in the Jefferson Hospital Emergency Room, where he is still fondly remembered. Ray served in the Glassport Lions Club throughout his life. Ray spent the remainder of his life enjoying the things he loved most: his wife, his basement woodshop, his photography, his Klondike’s, and his family. A private funeral service was held on January 24, 2020. Burial with Military Honors will be held at the Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 800-478-5833 and the Gary Sinise Foundation at 888-708-7757, both causes close to his heart. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published January 24, 2020.