- June 1, 1930 - May 5, 2016
- Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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“My first memory of Ray is what a gentleman and helpful fellow he was. He helped us move a heavy couch from one place to another. He always had a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Myrna and Vance Pyle - Brazil, IN
“Dear Annie and family, I'm sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I remember him coming over to the shuffleboard courts at Reflections to watch us and say...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Joyce De Feyter - White Cloud, MI
“Just met Ray two years ago and what a wonderful man he was. RIP Semper Fi
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dan/Diana Bitner - Avon park, FL
“Rae Ann - I am so sorry for your loss. I know how special your dad was to you. You and your family are in my thoughts. Please let me know if...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Erin Hiles
“So Sorry to here of Rays passing. It seems like yesterday he was teaching me how to run the pumper and tank truck at w.w. co.fire My prayers and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Glenn Davis - Summerfield, FL
“Rest in peace my friend and long time neighbor.THANK YOU for your service to our country. Our sympathy to your family. Barry & Sara Bigler
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Raymond Bleecher Huber of Avon Park, FL and Conestoga, PA passed away on Thursday evening, May 5, 2016 at Arbor View at Willow Valley.
Born on June 1, 1930 in West Willow, Ray was the son of the late Lester Martin and Barbara Catherine Bleecher Huber.
Ray was active in Boy Scouts as a boy and was honored to be the first scout in Troup 58, Willow Street to attain Eagle Scout rank. Following graduation from Penn Manor High School in 1947, he began employment at Armstrong Cork Company, but he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps within a year. He served with the First Marine Division in Korea as a tank Commander and participated in the Chosin campaign.
Ray returned to state side duty as a Tech Sergeant in Washington, D.C., where he stood guard for President Harry Truman and was leader of the escort platoon at Arlington National Cemetery. In October of 1951, he met his future bride, Anna Mae Louise Schulte, an FBI employee, through mutual friends who arranged a blind date. Ray and Annie married in May of 1954 and built their home in Willow Street. Ray resumed his career at Armstrong Research and Development, retiring in 1985 as a Senior Research Technician.
Ray was a lifetime member of West Willow United Methodist Church, West Willow Fire Company, and the Marine Corps Tankers Association. His interests included woodworking, hunting, traveling, his Conestoga "woods", and community service.
Along with his wife, Annie; his children, Brian Ray Huber, Marathon, FL and Rae Ann Marie, wife of Donald Henry, Conestoga, and a beloved granddaughter, Alyssa Marie Henry, Muncy, PA and several nieces and nephews, survive him. His sister, M. Jane Huber Martin preceded him in death.
Ray's memorial services will be announced at a later date. Interment will be held in the Willow Street Mennonite Church Cemetery. To submit an online condolence visit www.thegundelchapel.com or for other information please call 717-872-1779.
In lieu of flowers, to honor Ray's legacy of Marine Corps discipline and patriotism, Ray's family requests that you treat others with humble kindness, stay steadfast in your promises, and honor military veterans.