Ray E. Stafford

Ray E. Stafford, 92, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 1, 2015 at the Providence Care Center in Beaver Falls.

Ray was born in Midvale, OH on October 23, 1922 to the late Robert D. Stafford and the late Sarah Postel Stafford. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and worked as a self-employed electrician and at the George K. Garrett Company in Ellwood City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sisters, Betty Stafford, and three brothers, Robert, Bink, and Doyle Stafford.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Hickenbottom of Ararat, VA and a son, Robert Stafford, as well as five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Ray is also survived by his sister, Bonnie LaBelle of California and his brother, Duffy Stafford, of Midvale, OH.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

As per Ray’s wishes, no public visitation or services are planned. Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides at the Providence Care Center for the compassionate care they provided to Ray.

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