Raymond M. Black, Sr., 73 of Hanover Township., died Thursday January 2, 2014 at home after a brief illness.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on December 15, 1940, he was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Herold Black.
Mr. Black was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School. During his career, he was the owner and operator of Blacky’s Auto Body for many years, as well as an instructor at Wilkes-Barre Vo-Tec. Most recently, he was the owner of Herold’s Farm Market, Hanover Township.
Ray was passionate about the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He found the most enjoyment boating and camping at Lake Wallenpaupack with his wife Lorraine, family and friends. He was a husband, dad, granddad, farmer and all around good guy. Charming and endearing, he was a man who loved life and loved people. He knew how to express his love for his family and friends, and wasn’t afraid to show it. Always with a smile and a gentle hug, it was his little way to show how much he cared. He was young at heart and had a natural ability to make people happy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceeced in death by his wife, the former Lorraine Marini; his brother, George Black.
He is lovingly remembered by: sons: Ray Jr., and his wife Diane; Arnie, and his wife Angie; Chris, and his wife Kim; Brian, and his wife Lori; grandchildren; sister: Elizabeth Black.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 AM from Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Faustina Parish. Interment will be in St. Marys Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday from 5-7 PM.
To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.kearneyfuneralhomeinc.com.
Dear Black Family, We are sorry for your loss. Ray was a great guy and a hard worker. We are sure you have many good memories to help you through this sad time. The freezing rain stops us from attending the wake. Sincerely, Bill & Irene HeroldBill & Irene Herold (about 6 years ago)
Dear Black and Herold family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of my first cousin. I am unable to attend the services due to the fact that I am in Florida. Ray the instruction you provided me for two years as a young man at the adult class you taught at W-B Voc Tech was greatly appreciated. Cousin Elizabeth you will always be a hero to me in the fact you were there at the ER at the General when I almost died as a toddler after swallowing an entire bottle of Uncle Johnny’s high blood pressure pills. Lawrence Paul HeroldLawrence Paul Herold (about 6 years ago)
My heart goes out to all of you. I have so many wonderful, warm memories of spending time with your family as we were growing up. I remember his laughter most of all, and how he could just crack aunt Lorraine up. They are finally back together. May God give you comfort in that thought as it did when my dad passed on. Oh what a reunion that is that is going on right now, I can see them all standing there welcoming him home. Peace. I love you al very much. CarolCarol ann Marini Savner (about 6 years ago)
Dear Black Family, My deepest sympathies on the passing of Ray. He was a man full of life and compassion for everyone he knew. He was a loving, caring and all around funny guy, he could make you laugh even if you where crying and made you feel loved and cared for. He will be greatly missed by all who has had the opportunity of knowing him. May he rest in peace with all the other family members we have lost over the years. God Bless the rest of the family and my prayers are with you all during this hard time. Love and hugs from Kentucky Rhonda Steele HarrisRhonda Steele Harris (about 6 years ago)