DIAMOND-Raymond Kendra, 74, of Diamond, formerly of Oak Lawn, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at Park Pointe Healthcare in Morris.
Born Dec. 4, 1942, in Chicago, Raymond Martin was the son of Martin and Sophie (Ciesielczyk) Kendra. He was raised and educated in the West Lawn neighborhood of Chicago, graduated from Kelly High School with the class of 1960, and went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy. On Sept. 11, 1971, Raymond married Nancy Kowalski in Chicago. He owned and operated Triangle Labels until retirement. After retirement Raymond and Nancy became snow birds and enjoyed their winter months at their vacation home in Gold Canyon, AZ. Raymond's two main passions were antiquing and cheering on his beloved Chicago White Sox.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy; brother-in-law, Raymond (Linda) Kowalski of Frankfort and numerous nieces and one nephew.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will held Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway, one block north of Illinois Route 113 in Coal City.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. in Assumption Parish Berst Center, 150 S. Kankakee St. in Coal City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be presided by Reverend Robert Noesen. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 7201 Archer Rd. in Justice.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Raymond's memory to the Will County Humane Society: http://willcountyhumane.com/donate/donate-online/
Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Raymond's memorial page by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Funeral Services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.