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Raymond Kettleman

Obituary for Raymond Kettleman

June 27, 1931 - August 2, 2017
Amherst, Ohio | Age 86

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather


Raymond Kettleman, 86, a 17 year resident of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Kettleman was born June 27, 1931.

Raymond worked as a truck driver with the May Company (which would become Kaufmann's) for 44 years. During his time as a truck driver he also worked maintenance for Sunset Lake Campground in Spencer. After retiring, he worked as a caterer for Breezewood Hall and performed maintenance at Carousel Swim Club, Sheffield Village. As one that liked to stay busy, Raymond's last job was at Burger King, located at the Middle Ridge Turnpike Plaza, where he worked until the age of 83.

Raymond found joy in meeting with fellow May Company Truck Driver retirees, which they called the Over-the-Hill-Gang. He also contributed his time to the Volunteer Services for Diabetics, performing various duties including organizing Bingo at Breezewood Hall. He also ran Bingo at St. Mark's Church, Sheffield Village. He was an avid bowler, participating in leagues at Carousel Lanes, Cleveland; North Coast Shoreway Lanes, Sheffield Lake, and Rebman Recreation, Lorain. He also loved fishing, playing Bingo and 500 Rummy.

Raymond is survived by his wife Gladys M. (nee Adkins) of 41 years, children Eileen Daniels of Sandusky, Gale Watt of Medina, Ronald (Brenda) of Elyria, Darlene Burger of Amherst and Raymond Jr. of Amherst. Other survivors include grandchildren Chuck, Bob, Ron, James, Andrew, Rachel, Erika, Cassidy and Jayden, and great-grandchildren Kevin, Kayla, Katlin, Mariya, Morgan and Kylan. He is preceded in death by his parents Russell and Francis (nee Ramundell) Kettleman; his toddler son Raymond "Raymie"; and his brother Russell Kettleman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the American Diabetes Association 4500 Rockside Rd, Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131. Friends may call at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 AVON-BELDEN RD, AVON LAKE, Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 3pm – 7pm. Funeral services will be at the Funeral Home, Monday, at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. 440-933-3202

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  • American Diabetes Association
    4500 Rockside Rd
    Suite 440
    Independence, OH 44131

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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