Russell K. Raybuck, age 98, of Greene Township, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his home. He was born October 7, 1915 in Jefferson County to the late Maurice M. and Amy R. Kuhns Raybuck. Russell and his parents moved to Erie on May 1, 1926.
He was a longtime member of Summit United Methodist Church and a graduate of Academy High School. Russell worked for Sanitary Dairy for a few years before moving to Greene Township to become a lifelong dairy farmer with his wife, Marie M. Heidecker Raybuck, whom he married on August 31, 1937. They were married for 66 years before she passed away on February 23, 2004.
Besides his parents and wife, Russell was preceded in death by his infant son, Lester Raybuck, and grandson, Brent Gorniak. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Gorniak and her husband Raymond of Greene Township, and Susan Eliason and her husband Ronald of Waterford Township, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Friends are invited to a funeral service at Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 Townhall Road, Erie, PA 16509 on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Tom Hoeke. There will be no additional calling hours and burial will be private in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Summit United Methodist Church.