Raymond F O’Boyle Sr, 87, of Minersville, passed away Monday, January 10th, 2022 at his home. Born in Jonestown, Cass Township, February 6th, 1934. He was the son of the late William J O’Boyle and Loretta (Purcell) O’Boyle. He graduated from Pottsville Catholic High School and worked in the construction industry until his retirement.
He was involved as a coach in Little League and was a life time member of the Independent Hose Company. He was a former member of the Minersville Rotary and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and loved his Phillies! He was an avid reader and loved sitting on the porch socializing with his neighbors. He loved his family and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son William “Billy” in 1967 as well as his sisters Elizabeth and Winifred and his brothers, William, Gervace and Lawrence.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of sixty-eight years Anne Marie (Belmont) O’Boyle as well as his sister Clare Wagner, Pottsville, and brother Robert, Washington, DC. He leaves behind two sons Raymond Jr (Robin) O’Boyle and Daniel (Cindy) O’Boyle and three daughters Kathleen (Michael) Kerick, Barbara (Donald) Kohler and Mary Elizabeth (Dan) Cordle; thirteen grandchildren, Daniel B (Margaret) O’Boyle, Alexandra (Mark) Kalyan, Caitlin (Josh) Neiswender, Samantha Kerick and her fiancé Chris Wood, Kurt (Jenna) Kohler, Kyle (Shannon) Kohler, Cory (Emily) Kohler, Ryne Kessler, Brynne Kessler, Casey O’Boyle, Connor O’Boyle, Hannah O’Boyle, Carly Cordle and nine great grandsons Theo, Ellis and Jude O’Boyle, Mason, Miles and Maverick Kalyan, Everett Kohler, Brandon and Koda Neiswender and a great granddaughter Camille Anne Kohler.
All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation Saturday with calling hours from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am at St. Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish with Monsignor William Handges officiating. Interment St. Vincent De Paul #2 Cemetery.
All current COVID-19 CDC guidelines should be followed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Raymond’s memory be made to the Minersville Public Library, 220 South 4th Street, Minersville, PA, 17954 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.
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