Raymond Albert Schoonmaker, age 76 of Toronto, OH passed away Monday, January 14, 2019.
He was born February 23, 1942 in Follansbee, WV.
Ray was a member of the Toronto Masonic Lodge #583 F.& AM, and the Honorable Company of Horners and was a 1961 graduate of Wellsburg High School. Ray was a knife and powder horn maker and was a primitive camper.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era and retired as a boilermaker from the First Energy Company Sammis power plant in Stratton, OH.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, John Raymond and Mary Pearl (Taylor) Schoonmaker; daughter, Mary Theresa Schoonmaker in 2005 and a brother, Donald Schoonmaker.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Marie (Bingle) Schoonmaker whom he married May 19, 2007; sons, Jorg Raymond (Kristen) Panz of Pohlheim, Germany and Raymond I. (Tina) Schoonmaker of Savannah, MO; daughter, Lydia S. (Drew) Robertson of McKinney, TX and grandchildren, Frank Schoonmaker, Andrew and Grace Robertson and Benedikt, Jonas and Ann-Kathleen Panz.
Visitation hours for Ray will be held 3-8 Saturday, January 26th at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH
Masonic services will be held 7:30 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
A memorial service celebrating Rays life will be held at the funeral home 8 P.M. Saturday, with the Reverend Susan Clegg officiating.
Full military honors for Ray will be conducted at the funeral home following his memorial service Saturday.
Memorial donations in memory of Ray may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA or 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229.
To send condolences to the family, go to www.clarkefuneralhome.com
Shriners Hospital for Children
1645 West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908