Raymond L. Kasicki, 76, of Bay Township, passed away at home with his loving wife by his side, on Tuesday, Aug. 8. He was born on Jan. 1, 1947, in Cleveland, the son of the late Chester and Evanna (Babish) Kasicki. He married Joan Marie Stollenwerk on Jan. 11, 1986, and she survives.
Ray was a veteran of the United States Army, serving our country during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he started his own trucking company and was the owner and operator of Kasicki Trucking for over 40 years until his retirement. He enjoyed trap shooting, radio controlled boats, eating jellybellies, short ribs, and ribs. He was a kind, caring, and lovable man. He never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. He was fun to be with and would light up a room just by him being in it. He was very knowledgeable on many topics, and was always considerate of his wife, Joan, and her feelings and always put her first. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, of 37 years; brother-in-law, Rev. Charles Stollenwerk; sister-in-law, Dr. Alice (Rick) Petrulis; nephew, Jeff (Maria) Petrulis; nieces, Rebecca (Ray) Petrulis Seiler, Sarah (Lance) Petrulis Diamond, Dr. Mary Petrulis; great nieces and nephews, Maia, Rory, Brady and Leila Petrulis; Molly, Claire, and Emily Seiler, and Landon Diamond. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Kasicki and Evanna Patchin.
Per Ray’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 10:30 a.m. until a Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Charles Stollenwerk officiating.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation may be made to a charity of the Donor’s Choice. Online condolences may also be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Clinton.