Raymond J. Luchay, 85, of W742 G30 Road, Bark River, MI passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Phoebe Wyncote nursing home in Wyncote, PA., following a lengthy illness.
He was born on November 18, 1929 and was a lifelong resident of Perronville. He was the son of Sidney and Catherine Luchay.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River.
Raymond was a retired member of UAW Local 632 from his years working for Harnischfeger Corporation in Escanaba. He was a member of the Harris Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. for 35 years. He was an usher for St. Michael’s parish, then St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, for many years and a key contributor to the success of St. Michael’s Parish picnic throughout the years. He also was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed working in his garden during his retirement years. He was especially proud of his strawberries and raspberries each summer. He was a regular member of the Perronville Senior Center and enjoyed playing bingo at the Rapid River Senior Center every Sunday.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, who died on Oct. 18, 2000. He is survived by two sons, Daniel (Karen) Luchay of Jenkintown, PA and Thomas (Deborah) Luchay of Mullica Hill, NJ; three grandchildren, Robert, Walter and Rachel; and two sisters, Lillian Houdock of Stickney, IL and Evelyn (Ray) Kula of Hinsdale, IL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held On Friday, May 8th at 12 noon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bark River with Rev. Darryl Pepin officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Perronville.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Luchay family.