Ray M. Burt father 1953-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

HUBBARD – Ray M. Burt Sr. of Hubbard, 69, died early Saturday morning April 30, 2022 at Hospice House in Poland following a courageous battle with cancer.

Ray was born March 16, 1953 in Youngstown, the son of the late Lee Michael and Lois Ella Heckman Burt and has resided in the area his entire life.

He attended North High School with the Class of 1972 and later served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician assigned to Strategic Air Command at Griffiss Air Basic strength. After active duty, Ray continued his service obligation in the Reserves.

He worked at Hynes Industries for 19 years, retiring in 2007.

Ray was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church, Milton Lake American Legion Post 737, Youngstown Catholic Veterans Post 1292, Austintown Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles 3298, Moose Lodge 186 of Warren and the St. George Croatian Center in Youngtown. He looked forward to socializing with his friends at social clubs when he was physically able, singing karaoke to some of his favorite songs and talking about cars, but the most important thing was spending time with his family. He never dwelt on his illness and he was always grateful for his faith, his family and his friends. His positive attitude and sense of humor will leave a lasting impact on those who knew him best. He will be greatly missed.

He leaves one daughter, Mary (John) Schemelia of Boardman; three sons, Ray Burt Jr. of Middleburg Heights, Lee Burt of Poland, Kenneth (Brittany) Burt of Columbia, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren, Lauren, Shawn, Ryan and Logan. Ray also leaves three sisters, Margaret Houy of Hubbard, Evelyn Moore of Boardman and Gail (Wayne Hayward) Miller of Campbell.

Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by a sister, Ella Rayner, and his brothers-in-law, James Miller, Albert Rayner, Dale Moore and Fritz Houy.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Friends can also call at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022 at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m.

Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with full military honors.

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the Good Hope Lutheran Church.

Friends and family can view this obituary and offer their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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