Raymond W. Woolfenden Jr

Born: 03/25/1938 Passed:

Raymond W. Woolfenden Jr

Raymond Woolfenden Jr. of Canton passed away June 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by family following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 25,1938. In 1956 Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Coral Sea. Ray moved to Ohio where he met the love of his life, Norma Jane Black. Ray retired from Canton Drop Forge after 35 years of service. In retirement he volunteered for Community Harvest, delivering food to the needy. He was a family historian.

Ray lived for 50 years at his home in Canton. He loved his two dogs Oreo and Precious.

In addition to his parents, Ray is preceded in death by two sons, Timothy and Troy Woolfenden.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Norma (Black) Woolfenden; son Terry Collier; daughter Tiena Woolfenden Mallett; brothers Reggie Woolfenden Murphy, Mike Murphy and Raynee Woolfenden; sisters, Casmere Woolfenden Kistner and Raneir Woolfenden Hart; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Ray will be laid to rest in Belle Haven Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The cemetery is aboard the Marine Corps Base, Quantico. Burial date is pending final arrangements. Condolences and special memories may be shared

online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com.

Heritage Cremation Society



4 Tributes to Raymond W. Woolfenden Jr

  1. Raynee Woolfenden says:

    The hole left in our family from “Bud’s” passing is HUGE!!!! Who will buy every Chunky bar in the store for me now? Who will be working on the family tree with me? Who will be making all of those Woolfenden signs and painting those little garden figurines? Who will be searching thru Amish country with me for strawberry pies? UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Bobbi Denney says:

    Will dearly miss the big bear hugs and booming voice. Couldn’t help but smile & laugh along with Ray. He was always there for anyone who needed anything.

  3. Trena Wilkin says:

    You were the only grandpa I ever knew and you didn’t have to be. You feed me cheese puffs and then my son. Our family was blessed knowing you and to think it was all do to canton drop forge. Thank you for always being there I love you and miss you already. Wish I knew tuscaraws park was the last hug I will ever get.

  4. Gary Mull says:

    I knew Ray from his wonderful volunteer work at Community Harvest. Ray was loved by everyone involved with Community Harvest, from the director, Faith Barbato, to the board, and to all of the food sites to which delivered much needed food. He was a kind and gentle man. He is sorely missed.

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