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Raymond Philip Hartenstein

Raymond Philip Hartenstein, age 85, went home to be with the Lord on October 20, 2018. Ray was born in Akron, the only child of the late Raymond A. and Marie (Cook) Hartenstein. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife; Catherine (nee Hartman), of nearly 57 years; his children, Julie (Stephen) Perisutti and Jeffrey; grandchildren, Celia (Todd) Painter, Colleen, and Mark; and great-grandson, Nolan.

Ray was a ‘fixer’ of all things and was always willing to lend a helping hand. His tenacity and determination enabled him to finish anything he started. Ray was a lifelong resident of the Akron area and was often recognized and remembered wherever his travels led him. He worked for Western Electric and retired from Ohio Bell.

Private service and interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. 

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Catherine, Arlene & I are sorry Ray has gone home to be with his LORD. We will continue you and family in prayer. We will remember our times together, even the golf games. Rest in God's care. Jim Molnar

James P Molnar Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Catherine,
Jim and I will continue to pray for you and your family.
We went on many bus trips and Cruises, what fun we had. Now all we have are memories. They are great memories. What a wonderful guy he was. God Bless You my Dear.
Love, Arlene

Arlene Molnar Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM-LARGE was ordered on October 22, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM

Catherine, I was sorry to read in the paper that Ray passed away on Saturday. I am glad that I was able to pray with him and I will keep you and the family in my prayers this week. God bless.

Jack Slinger Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM