Raymond Chirdon, Jr.
December 20, 1920 - March 17, 2005
On Thursday, March 17,2005, Raymond E. Chirdon, Jr. Age 84 of Ross Twp, formerly of the North Side, joined Heaven’s softball team. Ray was born Dec 20,1920 in Coupon, Pa to the late Raymond E. Sr. And Bella (Miller) Chirdon. In addition to his parents, Ray is preceded in death by his 2 sisters and their husbands, Lorraine (Ned) McMonigal and Evelyn (George) Colby. Ray is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emily Elizabeth (Betty Barron); dear father of Carol E. Brahler and her husband Raymond and Raymond E. Chirdon III and his wife Cathleen; loving grandfather of Cherie (Russell) Johnson, Christine (Michael) Johnson, Jamie Brahler, Christopher, Danielle and Dakota Chirdon; proud great grandfather of Russell Johnson Jr. During World Ward II, Ray served in the U.S. Army with the 88th Infantry Division (The Fighting Blue Devils) as a military policeman. Ray was a member of the Brighton-McClure Presbyterian Church where he had served as a treasurer and Sunday school teacher for many years. Ray was employed by the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education and retired as the chief accountant in the finance dept. Ray loved sports. He participated in volleyball, basketball, dartball, bowling and in his younger days, baseball. Ray’s greatest passion was softball and after retiring he was instrumental in the organization of senior citizen softball in the North Suburban area. Those who loved him and called him friend will sadly miss him. Ray’s family would like to thank the staffs of Arden Courts North Hills, Concordia @ Rebecca Residence and Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh for all their loving care.
Visitation Sat and Sun 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Ross Twp where services will be held Monday 10 AM. Burial will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, Pa 15219