Ray Wilson Dinsmore Sr., 91, of Punxsutawney passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born November 12, 1931 to William Arthur and Grace (Monteith) Dinsmore in Heilwood, Indiana County.
A veteran, Ray served during the Korean War with the United States Navy and the Marines. He joined the Navy in 1950 where he became a medical corpsman and was later transferred to the Marine Corp., in the same capacity. In 1967 Ray was ordained an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney. In the same year he was elected to the Punxsutawney Borough Council. He also served as President of the Mary A. Wilson Elementary School PTA. Ray was the owner of Dinsmore Lithographer which he founded in 1969. He became the printing instructor at Jefferson County Vo-Tech in Reynoldsville when the school first opened in 1969. He later became the school’s cooperative education coordinator before retiring in 1997.
Married on October 20, 1956, Ray is survived by his wife of 66 years and 6 months, Roberta Joan Maier, three sons: Ray W. Jr., Jeffrey (wife Kathy), and Matthew, a daughter Debra Dinsmore (Michael Shaffer), all of Punxsutawney, two granddaughters: Megan and Keri Dinsmore, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Cathryn Stahl and Helen Elliott, and three brothers: Arthur, Alex and Hal Dinsmore.
Friends will be received on Saturday May 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM at the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church, 106 East Union Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Military honors will be provided by the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard.
Interment will take place at Circle Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney, 106 East Union Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.
The McCabe Funeral Home, Inc., of Punxsutawney have been entrusted with the arrangements.
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