2009-10-01 / Obituaries

Raymond D. Mentzer

Woodbury, 75

Raymond “Red” D. Mentzer, 75, a longtime resident of Woodbury, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, following an extended illness.

He was born December 31, 1933, in Burnt Cabins, a son of Raymond I. and Teresa (Rosenberry) Mentzer.

He was united in marriage to Mary Hostetler on May 22, 1958.

He is survived by his son, Raymond F. Mentzer, Hubbard, Ohio; daughter Cynthia Schaner, Duncansville; son Jonathan Mentzer, Woodbury; brother, James Mentzer of Burnt Cabins; sister Joann Mentzer, Tucscon, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Michael; his daughter, Teresa; and a brother, Fred Mentzer.

A member of the Methodist faith, he was a 1952 graduate of Captain Jack High School in Mount Union and served in the U.S. Air Force as a radio intercept operator stationed in Germany from 1952-1956, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration following 40 years of service as an air traffic controller, most of it spent at the Altoona Blair County Airport. He was an avid trout fisherman and turkey hunter and enjoyed building handmade custom fishing rods.

Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 26, at S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home in Woodbury.

Memorial donations may be made to Trout Unlimited (www.tu.org) or The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

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