Raymond E. Sexton



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Raymond E. Sexton Jr. Greece: Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2024 at the age of 73 with his wife Chris of 50 years by his side. Ray served briefly in the US army during the Vietnam war. Ray worked for Eastman Kodak from 1972-2004 as a quality control supervisor and enjoyed traveling to Japan and Texas for work. Ray is survived by his sister Kristine (Michael) McKnight of Tennessee. Many nephews and nieces and friends, especially those at his second home at the Parkway Family Restaurant on Ling Rd. in Greece where you could always find him jawing away at the counter with buddies. He is predeceased by his parents Raymond Sr. and his mom Gloria Sexton. Also, his brother James Sexton of Australia, 2 sisters, Kathleen Sexton and Mary Mitchel. In his younger years Ray enjoyed sports such as tennis, golf, platform tennis, a talented baseball pitcher, long distance running and when called to the stage during his many karaoke nights he could belt out a great Elvis!! Ray also was a great dancer! (He inherited that from his dad who also could cut a rug). He and Chris met back in 1971 at the opening of a great disco club, The Orange Monkey. Ray’s real passion was FINE COOKING AND HAD A PALATE FOR FINE WINES. The Sexton dinners were quite an event. At one time he made a Caesar salad donning his chef’s jacket tableside. Chris and Ray have collected and saved at least four 3-ring binders filled with their favorite recipes and original ones of their own making. Friends may call Saturday Feb. 10th, 2:00-3:00 pm and at 3:00 pm a memorial service at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. 14626. In lieu of flowers you may donate to your local AA chapter.


  1. H. Clarke/McCurtys on February 4, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    Wow. 50 years is amazing. What a beautiful obituary reading about the interests you both shared. I am thinking and praying for you. Rely on Jehovah and know that he will continue to provide you comfort. Also your spiritual family is here for you also. Love. Heather Clarke, Jasmine and Jennifer McCurty

  2. Sally Nash on February 4, 2024 at 7:12 pm

    Chris, Sam and I always enjoyed our friendship with you and Ray. Sending all our love and prays til we see you again

  3. Deb Urbanski on February 4, 2024 at 7:38 pm

    My dear Chris. Words cannot express my condolences for you and the family losing Ray. I have known you both for 35 plus years and we’ve had many laughs. May our loving heavenly Father give you peace and know you are loved by many.

  4. Sue Brewer on February 4, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    Jeff and Sue Brewer

  5. LIZ DRITSCHEL on February 7, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Chris, May the happy memories of you and Ray be what sustains you at this time. Ray to me was always very kind and funny, also, knowledgeable. We’ll miss him. We know the enemy, death will be done away with forever, along with all sickness. How wonderful our gift of everlasting life that gives us hope for the future, God’s Kingdom! (Matt.6:10, Rev.21:3,4) We’re here for you always, We love you very much! Liz & Bob Liz & Bob Dritschel

  6. Denise Brown on February 8, 2024 at 1:04 pm

    Chris, Just wanted you to know that Des and I are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.Jehovah is our wonderful and great God and he will sustain you during this time.Ray was a great person,I loved the food and his laugh and the karaoke oh wow did we get some entertainment.We are here for you what ever you need. love you much Denise

  7. FT Liberty Auto Glass on February 8, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    Your thoughtful analysis has really made me think. Thanks for the great read!

  8. Kristine Mcknight on February 8, 2024 at 8:51 pm

    I feel great sadness for the loss of my brother. I take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain. My heart goes out goes out to Chris, she has lost a great love of 50 years. I hope that she will find comfort and love from her family and friends. God bless, Love Kris

  9. Ken & Anna Brownlee on February 9, 2024 at 6:25 pm

    Ken & Anna Brownlee Spring Hill, Fl

  10. Joan Schlosser on February 10, 2024 at 7:56 am

    Chris, Sending our warmest love and prayers, one day soon we will all face a happier future. Love, David & Joan Schlosser

  11. Carol Garretson on February 10, 2024 at 6:23 pm


  12. Terry Baumbarger on February 13, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    Dear Chris, so sorry I couldn’t be there for you at this difficult time. I know Jehovah is helping you through it all, & that the friends have been very supportive! Ray was always fun to talk with at our garage sales! Loved when he would grill the hot dogs! We’ll always have those memories! Sending all our love & prayers. Terry & Blane

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