Raymond L. Chilson, 91, of Fort Myers, FL died Saturday April 19, 2014. He had previously resided in Endicott, Elmira, and Brackney, PA. Raymond was born in Towanda, PA, to Judson and Flora (Gale) Chilson on June 17, 1922. As a young man he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He served in the US Army from 1943-1945 seeing action in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. Raymond was a life member of the VFW Post #1536 Sayre, PA. Raymond had worked at Endicott Johnson, General Electric, and Remington Rand. At the time of his retirement in 1986, he was working as a groundskeeper for 722 Corporation in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Erma; sons, Raymond E. (Elaine) and Lindley (Mary); grandchildren, Brittany (Mike) Fechko, Ashley (Justin) Van Ausdall, Joshua Chilson, and Celene Chilson; step daughter, Annette Deates; step grandchildren, Jeremy (Jennifer) Deates, Jeffrey Deates, Theresa Nevans, and Jessica Deates, step great grandchildren, Taylor Baker, Kayden Nicholson, and Julia Deates; also cousins, Norman (Linda) Chilson, Sally (Dan) Neeham, Sandra Price, and Charlene (Bob) Zuleeg. Raymond was predeceased by his parents, his step father Clayton Evans, two brothers Gordon, and Sheldon, and a sister and brother in law Celene and Edward Blackwood.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 11 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street. The family will receive friends a the Allen Memorial Home Tuesday from 10 am until service time at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to: Silver Lake Presbyterian Church, Brackney, PA 18812, or Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle Fort Myers, Fl. 33908.