Raymond George Baldi
Raymond George Baldi, 89, of Medina, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in his residence. Ray was born December 30, 1929 in Cleveland, to the late Carl and Mary (Orgel) Baldi. He married the late Ila Lee Myers in 1953. Ray was a 1947 graduate of John Marshall High School.
He was a journeyman cabinet maker and retired from Bennett Lumber in 1992, where he worked in the carpentry shop. In his retirement, Ray traveled with his family as far as Alaska, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal and enjoyed annual golf trips with friends for many years. A life-time golfer, Ray could often be found on the course at Pine Hills Golf Club in Hinckley, practicing his swing in his backyard or watching matches on television. He had four hole-in-one victories in his lifetime, three in the same year. He enjoyed dogs and cared for many throughout his life. Above all, Ray loved spending time with his family.
Ray will be sadly missed by his children, David Baldi of Medina and Diane (Jim) Rauckhorst of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Ashlee (Ty) Tatman of Chillicothe and Adam (Stephanie) Rauckhorst of Tiffin, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Ezra Digges and Gracie Rauckhorst, whom he loved very much; sisters-in-laws, Carol Baldi and Barbara Baldi of Cleveland and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 63 years; parents and siblings, Myrtle Frantz, Pearl Fortlage, Robert Baldi, Helen Corrigan, Carl Baldi, Willard Baldi, Herbert Baldi, Marian Kramp, Richard Baldi and his twin, Robert A. Baldi.
Services will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. officiated by Pastor Buck Wilford at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Rd. (Rt 303) Brunswick, where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. Interment at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests those desiring to make memorial contributions in his name do so to Brunswick Community Church, 1930 Pearl Rd. STE#3, Brunswick, OH 44212.