Raymond B. Stanziano, 73, of Avon Lake, formerly of Lorain, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 25, 2013. Ray was born April 9, 1940 in Lorain where he was a lifelong resident until moving to Avon Lake 12 years ago.
Ray was a graduate of Lorain High School. He was a Lorain City Police officer beginning his career August of 1965 retiring as a sergeant in May 1991 after 25 years of service. During his time on the police force Ray worked as a detective, a member of the narcotics and vice squads and was a patrol supervisor. Ray was a member of St. Joseph Church, Avon Lake and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was an avid golfer in various leagues. He also truly enjoyed attending his grandsons sporting events.
Ray is survived by his children, Kim Brown (Jim) of Largo, Florida, Mark of Palm Coast, Florida, and Mary Kay D'Orazio (Dan) of Avon Lake; six grandsons, Daevid, Rob, R.J., Zachary, Jordan, and Lucas; and sister, Loretta Balogh (Steve) of Vermilion. Other survivors include his brother-in-law, Robert Krajeski (Gloria) of Elyria; and many nieces and nephews.
Ray is preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Catherine A. (nee Krajeski) who passed away May 25, 2012; his parents, Henry and Irene (nee Toth); and a brother, Ted (Helen of Amherst).
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd,. Avon, (440) 937-6175, Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. The Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Joseph Church, 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake will be Monday, July 29, 2013, at 10 A.M. Fr. James Becherer, a favorite and friend of Ray’s will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, Avon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106.