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William Joseph Raines Sr.

January 3, 1936 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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William Raines Sr. Obituary

William Joseph Raines Sr., 87, of Russell, PA, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023, following a lengthy illness. Bill was born on January 3, 1936, in Canton, OH, the son of the late Earl William and Cecelia Magerl Raines. Bill served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, retiring in 1997 as MSG. He was Post Commander at the American Legion Post 135, participated in many veterans’ organizations, and did trap shooting at Pine Grove. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors at his house in Scandia. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. Bill especially enjoyed his many friends and family, especially his grandchildren. Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Lucille Carter Raines; children, William Joseph Raines Jr. and wife Cheryl of Northeast, PA, Curtis John Raines and wife Barb of Millcreek, PA, Matthew Earl Raines and wife Shellie of Scandia, PA, and Jennifer Michelle Raines of Scandia, PA; grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsey, Eric, Zachary, Dylan, and Cody Raines; five great grandchildren; sisters, Diane Myers and husband Jim of Arizona, and Carolyn Ion and husband Mike of Erie, PA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by daughter, Lisa Marie Raines; sisters, Jean and Roseann Raines, and Patricia Satow; and brother, Robert Raines. Friends will be received at Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penna Ave. E., Warren, PA on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Deacon Ray Wiehagen, officiating. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions for Bill may be made to the American Legion Post 135, 412 Penna. Ave. West, Warren, PA 16365. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com

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Visitation
Wednesday
September 6, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.
1003 Pennsylvania Ave. East
Warren, PA 16365

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.
1003 Pennsylvania Ave. East
Warren, PA 16365

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