Raymond Zeleny

May 01, 1950 - April 13, 2021

Visitation: Thursday 4-8PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15229

Service: Friday 10AM, St Aidan (St. Alexis) Church, 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090


Raymond “Ray” Zeleny, of Ross Township, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on April 13th, 2021, surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with colon cancer. Ray was born May 1, 1950, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Raymond E. and Dorothy (Cernansky) Zeleny whom preceded him in death. Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Robin M. Gould; loving father of Lauren (James) Reik of Upper St. Clair and Michael (Victoria) Zeleny of North Shore. Proud “pap” [grandfather] of Hudson, Mason, and Weston. Brother of Gerard (Janice), Kenneth, and Mark (Mary); also survived by his adoring nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and who affectionately called him Ray-Ray. A graduate of Penn State University, Ray retired after over 45 years with Valspar. Those who knew him well know Ray’s legacy is marked by his use of unique nicknames, knowledge of history, love for trivia, and uplifting sense of humor. The family will host a reception for friends Thursday, April 15th from 4-8 p.m., at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. (412) 364-0510. A Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Aidan (St. Alexis) Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090 with Father Paul Zywan presiding. Interment to follow privately at Christ Our Redeemer Mausoleum, Resurrection Chapel. In lieu of plants or flowers, donations may also be made in Ray’s memory to support colon cancer or patient care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center via 412-623-4700 or mail to: Development Office, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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  • Julie Pugliese

    Was so sorry to hear of Ray passing . I have such nice memories of him in the neighborhood … he was such a great Dad too …my thoughts are with you all …Julie

  • Dave Brady

    Robin- I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll always remember Ray for his great sense of humor. It was a great joy to have known him

  • Patrick Collins

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Ray, husband, father, brother, uncle to those who loved him. Our condolences and prayers to the entire Zeleny Family.

    Pat and Sue Collins

  • Jack Cantwell

    Robin and family I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was a great guy , always wise cracking a joke but if you needed help with something, Ray would help you. You have my deepest sympathies, stay strong and take care, Jack Cantwell

 

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