Raymond E. McAnallen, 83, of 3669 State Route 488, Perry Township passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Ray was born in Jackson Center, PA on September 17, 1929 to the late John and Mabel Laber McAnallen. He married the former Helen Marie Magargee on March 14, 1953 and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2012. Ray was a manager for the former A & P Company for 20 years. He and his wife later owned and operated Quaker State Service Station and Country Store on Pleasant Hill for 21 years. After he retired, Ray worked at Cal's General Store, Ames and Burger King. He was a member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. Ray was a veteran of the Korean War where he served aboard the USS Pirate. He earned the Purple Heart for wounds received when the USS Pirate was sunk on October 12, 1950 in the Sea of Japan. He is survived by his children and their spouses; Raymond and Beth McAnallen of St. Louis, MO, Susan and Mark Carothers of Ellwood City, four grandchildren, Max McAnallen, Hunter McAnallen, Maryann Bell and Samantha Bell and a brother, Tom McAnallen of Mercer, PA. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by 12 siblings: Mae, Mary, Cal, Nelson, Bill, Lil, Illa, John, Sam, Faye, Fred and Jean. Friends will be received on Sunday, November 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 26th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jean A. Smith of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Ray's name to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.
Sending our sympathy in the passing of your loved one. We were friends of Ray and Helen where we met on Wednesday evenings at McDonalds restaurant. Elmer and Betty Hall
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