Ward F. Raynor

DEWITTVILLE – Ward F. Raynor, 91, of 6899 Beech Hill Road, Dewittville, died Saturday (July 12, 2014) in his home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Dewittville, the son of the late Walter and Sarah Farrar Raynor.

Ward was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1942-44 and from 1950-52.

Ward owned and operated a farm and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Westfield.

One thing that Ward enjoyed was he loved talking to people.

He is survived by six daughters: Judy Thies of Dewittville, Linda Wray of Dewittville, Suzanne Conway of Dunkirk, Diane Schultz of Glen Burnie, Md., Donna Dixon of Dewittville and Dawn Raynor of Dewittville; and two sons: Robin Raynor of Dewittville and Gene Raynor of Dewittville. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Miller Raynor, whom he married Aug. 26, 1942, in Mayville, and who died July 5, 1997; two sons: Walter and William Raynor; three grandsons: James Raynor, Richard Stow and William Raynor Jr.; and a brother, Louis F. Raynor.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Portland Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive on Saturday (July 26, 2014) from 2-4 p.m. at the Hartfield Fire Hall.

Memorials may be made to the Kingdom of Jehovah’s Witness, Academy Street, Westfield, NY 14787.

Arrangements are by the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville.

You can leave a remembrance or light a candle for Ward by going to www.freayfuneralhome.com.