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The Life of Raymond E Milstead

RAY EDWARD MILSTEAD JR AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP – Ray Edward Milstead Jr., 84, passed away peacefully July 24, 2017. Ray was born in Clarksburg W.Va., on Sept. 12, 1932. He was a Korean War veteran and was stationed in England, where he met Joan Vera Barker, they moved to the United States and married in 1952. Ray retired from Conrail Railroad, where he worked as a conductor. He was also a member of AA for 42 years and will be fondly remembered for his dedication to the program. He also loved to fish and hunt. Ray has gone home to be with longtime friends and family members who have predeceased him, including his wife, Joan; parents Raymond Sr. and Edith Milstead; and two sisters, Mary Milstead and Carrie Sue Schaap.

Left to carry on his memory are his children, Barbara (Ron) Albright, Judy (Tom) Lagese, Mark (Heidi) Milstead, and Carl (Elaine) Milstead; his grandchildren, Hannah and Matthew Milstead; and his sister, Nancy Campbell. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505; or AA Youngstown Area Inner Group, 3373 Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH 44511, in Ray’s memory. Final arrangements entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and to send condolences

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