Raymond Gailey, a Vietnam Veteran, age 60, lost his long battle with cancer February 14th. He was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Gailey, and a brother Glenn Gailey. At the time of his death he was surrounded by his family, his loving wife of 39 yrs Mildred (Midge), 2 sons, Stephen Gailey and his partner Angie Salamon, Mark Gailey and his partner Dawn Kuziak. 1 Daughter Sharie Nowosielski and her husband Andrew. He has 5 grandchildren, Johnathon, Sierah, Leah Nowosielski, Markus Gailey and Kayla Smith. He is survived by 1 brother Lynn Gailey and wife Deb, 3 sisters Cheryl Gailey, Nancy Rankin and husband David, Deborah Eller and husband David. There are also numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces. He also has many close relatives in Butler Pa.
Raymond was known to many friends as "Railroad Ray", he was employed by CSXT, formerly Conrail, since 1976 until he was diagnosed with cancer. For a long time after he was disabled he would go to the depot and visit with his buddies before a work day. His other hobby was working with wood and tinkering with things that needed fixed and he loved camping with family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ray's Life at the Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St. Erie, PA., on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:30 P.M., Officiated by Pastor Sonny Concepcion, Chaplain of Great Lakes Hospice. Erie Crawford County Burial Detail will conduct military honors immediately following. All are invited to a luncheon at the Foresters Club, 1309 Parade St. Memorials may be made to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation 130 W. Eighth St., Suite 216 Erie, PA 16501.
Charitable donations may be made in Raymond's memory to the following organization:
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation
130 W. Eighth St., Suite 216, Erie, PA 16501