Raymond E. Coppersmith, Youngstown, Ohio Obituary


by: MyValleyTributes staff

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 / 7:32 PM EDT
Updated: March 17, 2021 / 7:32 p.m. EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Raymond E. Coppersmith, 93, passed away on Friday evening March 12, 2021 in Shepherd of the Valley, Liberty, surrounded by his family.

Raymond, known to his family and friends as “Ray”, was born on December 14, 1927 in Youngstown to the late Raymond and Marie (Vogelsangz) Coppersmith, Sr.

Ray served his country in the US Army during World War II.

After the war, he returned to Youngstown and worked as an electrician inspector for the city of Youngstown for 43 years. He retired on December 13, 1989.

Ray was a member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Boardman. He was a bricklayer at Western Star Lodge No. 21 F. & AM, Saxon Club, Branch No. 30, and a 70 year proud member of Local No. 64 and the IBEW Retirees Club.

Ray is survived by two sons, Robert R. Coppersmith (Lisa) from Seffner, Florida and Edgar J. Coppersmith (Essie) from Miami, Florida; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Ray had many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who loved “Uncle Ray”.

He was always there with a smile, a handshake, and a story. Unfortunately it is missing.

In addition to his parents, before Ray died his 50-year-old wife, the former Gloria Milliman, whom he married on February 8, 1969 and died on March 12, 2019, as well as two sisters, Grace Coppersmith and Marjorie Ruth Fries.

Due to the request from COVID-19 and Ray, there are currently no call times or services.

The arrangements will be made by Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market Street in Boardman.

Condolences can be sent to www.beckerobits.com.

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