The Life of Raymond L Ong



YOUNGSTOWN - Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Green Haven Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 25, 2014, for Raymond Leonard Ong, who passed away early Monday morning in his Austintown home.

Raymond was the son of the late Zed and Vecil Martin-Ong.

He was born July 27, 1931, on Whitney Avenue in Youngstown.

He attended Chaney High School and then joined the U.S. Army in 1949.

On Aug. 2, 1950, he married Jean Marie Hottinger, who preceded him in death in 2008. Also preceding him were two brothers, Harold and Errington; and a daughter, Susan.

He fought for his country in the Korean War, where he received several medals. Once he returned from the war, he served as a corporal, training other troops in Indian Gap, Pa.

After his military service, Ray returned to Youngstown and became a journeyman electrician. Throughout his career, he served his union in many capacities including local president for the IBEW Local 64.

Since retiring in 1981, he has been a member of the Youngstown Saxon Club, Chaney Class of ’49, Local 64 Retirees and numerous veterans’ groups, including the Chosin Few.

He leaves behind his two children, Marguerite Harkleroad of Austintown and Mark Ong of Cleveland; his close friend and companion, Ruth Sidhom; two grandchildren, Jason (Sara) and Matt (Christina); three great-grandchildren; and his faithful cat, Tommy.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel

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