Raymond A. Pritchett III
November 22, 1975 - November 25, 2022
Visitation: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10-10:50 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Service: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Raymond A. Pritchett III, 47, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on November 25, 2022 after a hard battle with cancer.
Raymond was born on November 22, 1975 to Raymond and Sharon in Little Rock, AR. He graduated from Park View High School in 1994, where he was an avid swimmer. He spent most of his career working in IT and most recently served as a Cybersecurity Architect for PNC Bank.
Raymond was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His kids meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned. He was unendingly proud of Elisabeth, Gracelyn, and Michael, and all they have accomplished.
Raymond was also passionate about Arsenal FC and could often be found watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Anyone who knew Raymond knew that he was the most loving father a family could ask for. Raymond was predeceased by his father, Raymond Pritchett II. He is survived by his children (Elisabeth, Gracelyn, and Michael), his mother (Sharon), and his brothers (Johnathan and Gary).
Family and friends are welcome Saturday from 10 until the time of a memorial service at 11 am at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township.Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary
I am one of the many on the Internet who enjoyed his writing in regard to naval warfare and U.S. Navy / DoD policy in general.
Condolences to his family.
Pritchett Family, I was very saddened to hear about Raymond’s passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I had the honor of working with Raymond while I served as a Navy Public Affairs Officer in various commands. Raymond challenged the Navy to be better, and made my job as a communicator difficult at times, but more often than that – he made my job a joy. The Navy was loath to bring freethinkers on public web platforms close – but in the case of Raymond, his intelligence, dedication to being accurate and next-level perspective were welcomed. I pray that you all find comfort in this difficult time.
I suspect many of Raymond’s family & friends were perhaps not aware of his close connection with the U.S. Navy for several years early last decade, when as more or less a hobby, he ran a very informative and influential blog, “Information Dissemination,” on naval affairs under his alias, “Galrahn”. During that time, his ideas helped influence a good number of senior Navy people, including the Chief of Naval Operations, with whom Raymond met on multiple occasions.
He was a most creative thinker, and will be remembered by many Navy officers of that time.
With great respect and sadness,
Jan van Tol
Captain (ret.), U.S. Navy
Senior Fellow, CSBA
My dear Raymond and family,
Though my interaction has been very minimal, I sensed that you are very caring, loving and duty serving type. I pray to God that the Lord grant you & family Blessings and shower His Choicest Mercy on the family and give your family best provisions and cherished love and memories for generations and beyond. If there is anything I can do to contribute or support anything in this regard, I would be happy to do it. My thoughts and prayers for the loved ones and friends/neighbors.