John Raymond Sefchik, 81 of Scottdale, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, October 29, 2020, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.
He was born December 16, 1938 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late John J. and Helen M. Karaffa Sefchik, who died January 19, 1971 and August 12, 2004, respectively.
Raymond was a longtime and faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale. He was a graduate from Scottdale High School Class of 1956.
He was a Veteran of the Armed Forces serving with the U.S. Army, 313 the Signal Corp. in Bussac, France, attaining the rank of Spec 4 Class.
Having retired in August 1, 2000, Ray was a former employee of International Paper Company of Yukon, Pa., where he served as President of the Local #823. He was an International Representative with the United Paperworks International Union and PACE, (Paper Allied Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC) from 1980 thru 2000.
Ray loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He held memberships in various organizations such as: Lifetime member of Bridgeport Sportsmen’s Club where he also served as a Trustee of the Bridgeport Fish and Game Committee, a lifetime member of the Slovak-American Beneficial and Sportsmen’s Club of Southwest, Pa, a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, a member of Wildlife Forever and a former member and secretary of the Normalville Rod & Gun Club.
Ray also loved photography and writing. He was a member of the Scottdale Writers Group.
Raymond is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him,
His Loving and Devoted wife of 57 years, whom he married November 10, 1962
Patricia “Pat” Rozycki Sefchik of Scottdale
His three Loving Sons:
Raymond Sefchik and wife Lynn of Mt. Pleasant
Jeffrey “Jeff” Sefchik and wife Candy of Alverton
Paul Sefchik of Scottdale
His four Grandchildren:
Ethan & Logan Sefchik
In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by:
Sister: Kathleen Sefchik Mahokey (Dec. 27, 1999)
A Private Visitation will be held with Raymond’s immediate family. A Private Funeral Mass will be held at the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale with Rev. Elmer Alforque, as Celebrant. Everyone please meet at the Church.
Full Military Honors will be accorded at the Funeral Home, by the Scottdale Everson Honor Guards.
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