Raymond G. ‘Ray’ Burns

Raymond G. “Ray” Burns, 80, of Fostoria, passed away at 12:06 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic.

He was born May 12, 1933, in Hancock County, to Arthur J. and Marcella (Fox) Burns. He married Marcele M. “Marcie” Foos May 7, 1955, at St. Michael Church, Gibsonburg, and she died Dec. 15, 2012.

Surviving are his six children, Ronald (Evelyn) Burns of Tiffin, Teresa (William) Faeth, Todd (Amy) Burns and Timothy (Margie) Burns, all of Fostoria, Christopher (Rochelle) Burns of Upper Arlington and Jeffrey (Marlene) Burns of Fostoria; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Karl J. (Judy) Burns of Columbus.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Floyd Burns; and two sisters, Joan Brenamen and Marilyn Burns.

Ray was a marketer for Sohio and BP oil products for more than 40 years in our area. In 1978, he became a real estate agent for Hammer-Heinsman Realty and retired in 2012 from Goddard Murphy Realty. He was a 1951 graduate of Arcadia High School, a faithful member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, 3rd degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 1197, a 4th degree Fr. Raymond G. Kirsch Assembly No. 845 since 1962 and a charter founder of St. Wendelin’s Mohawk Club.

Ray and Marcie were honored with the 2011 Seneca County Family Children’s First Council Award as “Distinguished Youth Asset Builders.” Ray also enjoyed being awarded a second-place red ribbon in the Columbus area for his family’s homemade ketchup recipe and was an annual sauerkraut maker. He enjoyed his family very much, especially family gatherings, and loved to travel. He was an avid follower and supporter of his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. He was a loyal volunteer for St. Wendelin Church, its parish festival and DayBreak of Fostoria.

Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a 4th degree honor guard will stand 7-8 p.m. and a Chalice presentation will take place at 8 p.m.

His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Committal services will be at the United Veterans Chapel, Fostoria, with burial following at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Fostoria.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Ray Burns Memorial Fund.

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Raymond G. ‘Ray’ Burns

Raymond G. “Ray” Burns, 80, of Fostoria, died Monday at Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.