The Life of Raymond J Braidich

RAYMOND J. BRAIDICH WOODBRIDGE, VA. – There will be funeral services on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.. at the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. in Boardman, for Raymond J. Braidich, 99, formerly of Glen Oaks Drive and Shepherd of the Valley, who passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, 2017, in Woodbridge, with his loving family by his side. Raymond was born Feb. 27, 1918, in Slovan, Pa., the son of the late Joseph J. and Susanna (Tomajko) Braidich. He moved to the Youngstown area as a child, graduated from Scienceville High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Raymond worked for the Youngstown Health Department, Dairy Division, for over 43 years, retiring as the chief sanitarian in January of 1983. He was a charter member of the Christ Church Presbyterian in Youngstown. Raymond was a member of AMVETS Post 44, American Legion Post 777, the Tri State Marine Detachment Marine Corps League, the United Veterans Council of Youngstown, and VFW Post 9947. Raymond is survived by his two children, Ronald L. Braidich and his wife, Diana, of Summerfield, Fla. and Nancy Pallo and her husband, Major Mike Pallo USMC, Retired, of Woodbridge; a brother, Emery Braidich and his wife, Shirley, of Tallmadge; five grandchildren, Colette (Jerry) Dorman of Canton, Mich., TJ (Lisa) Braidich of New Hartford, Conn., Jason (Melissa) Braidich of West Hartford, Conn., Todd (Beth) Pallo of Lone Tree, Colo. and Kerry (Ed) Cash of Franklin, Tenn.; and 16 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former Myrna Clark, whom he married on Sept. 20, 1940, and who died Nov. 19, 1997; two brothers, George Braidich and Milan Braidich; and his sister, Emilia Braidich. Family and friends may call on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, funeral service to follow at 3:30 p.m. “Ray” will be remembered by family and friends for his devotion and loyalty to them, his deep love for God and this country as evidenced in his tireless hours serving at the church, and in the many veteran organizations he participated in on behalf of all veterans. Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted by the Tri State Marine Detachment Marine Corps League on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, 3495 S. Canfield-Niles Road in Canfield.

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