April 14, 1921 ~ February 17, 2008
Rochester, February 17, 2008, Born April 14,1921. Raymond was predeceased by his parents Nelson and Ella, his brother Nelson and sister Violet Lissow. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ainsworth, nee Finucane of Brighton, his loving daughter and son-in-law Nancy and John Koris Jr. He is also survived by his Grandson John Koris III and his wife Amy, granddaughter Sara Koris Scialo and her husband Michael. He also leaves his great grandson Jack (John Koris IV), who never failed to put a smile on his face. He is survived by his sister Eleanor Wahl of Greece, sister Dorothy Latz of Florida as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends. Raymond was a veteran of World War II serving with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He was passionate about his music especially that of the 'big band' era. He was a drummer and played with the Grey Knights Drum and Bugle Corps for many years. His band, 'The Belltone Trio' played for many weddings and other functions throughout Monroe County. Raymond also enjoyed spending winters in Las Vegas where he could catch the lounge acts and occasionally be invited to sit in for a set or two. He retired from Eastman Kodak company in 1983 after 38 years of service. Raymond's family would like to thank the staff of the second floor Reservoir at St. John's Home and Lifetime Care/Hospice for their loving and compassionate care for the past 2 1/2 years. They are truly special and dedicated people. Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Wednesday 9:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. John's Home Foundation, 150 Highland Avenue, Rochester, New York 14620.