Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Raymond R. Baraga Sr. 70, of Elyria passed away at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain following a long illness. He was born October 22, 1939 in Lorain.

Raymond was a Lorain High School graduate, served in the U.S. Navy, and was an inspector at U.S. Steel where he was employed for 31 years. He enjoyed fishing, football, walking and supporting his wife’s musical interests.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years; Shirley J. (nee: Malone), (3) sons; Raymond R. Jr. (Debbie) of Lorain, Larry E. (Susan) of North Ridgeville, James (Kelly) of Lorain, and (4) grandchildren; Ashley, Ryan, Zachary, Elizabeth. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph M. Sr. and Julia D. (nee: Novak) Baraga, and a sister; Bernadette Fout.

Friends may call 2-4,6-8PM Thursday at The Bauer-Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria (440)322-4626 where closing prayers will be at 9:30AM Friday. Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Friday February 5, 2010 at St. Jude Church 590 Poplar St. Rev. Fr. Frank P. Kosem, Pastor will be the Celebrant. Burial will be private at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH.
Memorial contributions in Raymond’s memory can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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