Raymond R. Branish

Raymond R. “Ray” Branish, 82, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services-North, Williamsport.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1935, in Footedale, Pa., and was the son of the late Raymond Franklin and Anna (Krostic) Branish.

He graduated from Uniontown Area High School then graduated from Williamsport Technical Institute. He had worked for Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.

Ray was an avid reader and enjoyed history and westerns. He enjoyed football and college sports.

Ray is survived by four children: Melissa A. Branish (Carl Mazur), of Williamsport, Mark Branish, of Nolanville, Texas, Michelle A. Branish-Sousa, of Omaha, Nebraska and Marie A. Branish, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Kurnava.

There will be a public viewing 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, where the funeral will be held 11 a.m. Father Michael McCormick will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

Send condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com.