Raymond Hallett left his earthly body and took on his heavenly body Monday July, 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Althea; two son’s, Raymond (Special friend Naomi) and Richard (Teresa); four grandchildren who were the apples of his eye, Andrew, Cameron, Derek and Justin; two special in laws, Alice and Don Morey; brothers and sister-in-laws, Donald (Mary), Eugene (Sally), David (Mary), brother-in-law, Jim Shirley; sister-in-law, Bonnie Shirley; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Esther Hallett; father and mother-in-law, Clayton and Dorothy Shirley; brother, Irving (Ardis); sister, Jane; brother-in-laws, Sylvester (Vet) and Clayton (Bucky) Shirley; sister-in-law, Beverly. Ray served in the U.S. Army and retired from SUNY Binghamton after 22 years of service. He was a member of the American legion Post 907 for 40 years. The family would like to thank Lourdes Hospice for their great care of Ray during his illness, and a special thank you to Sister Joanna, you are a special gift from God.
Memorial Services will be held Friday at 11 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott. Burial will be in Vestal Park Cemetery, Vestal. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Friday from 9:30 am until service time at 11 am. Expressions of sympathy in Ray’s memory may be made to Lourdes Hospice 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 or to Church of the Holy Family C/O Mercy House 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY 13760.