Raymond B. England Jr.

By Orleans Hub Posted 29 January 2019 at 11:40 am

Raymond England

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Raymond B. England Jr., 82, of Albion, died Jan. 27, 2019 at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center following a short illness. He was born Jan. 8, 1937 in Jersey City, N.J. to Raymond (Sr.) and Domacella (Kasper) England and lived in the Western New York area most of his life.

Ray was a United States Navy veteran as well as a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. He was a member of Abundant Harvest United Methodist Church in Millville and was the owner of D’Chris Janitorial Company. Ray was a collector of electric trains. He enjoyed playing the guitar and harmonica and, in his earlier years, he sang tenor in the Eastman Oratorical Society. He also developed a patent on a window cleaning system. He was a person with a great sense of humor who had the ability to make anyone laugh. He also was a man of great faith and a person who served his Lord with passion. Ray was an avid Schwinn bicycle collector who at one point competed as a semi-professional rider, nearly making it to the Olympic trials until a bad accident ended his riding career. You may remember seeing Ray cleaning windows, wearing his trademark top hat and tuxedo coat, at various businesses throughout the area.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carmelita; his son, Christopher David England of Akron; his sister, Victoria (Larry) Tuchrello of Rush; his niece, Karen; his grandniece, Brianna; his grandnephew, Austin; and many cousins.

The family will receive friends on Sat., Feb. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Abundant Harvest United Methodist Church, 12353 Maple Ridge Road, Millville NY 14103, where his service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 5488 Sheridan Drive #300, Williamsville NY 14221.

Ray’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Ray, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.