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Ray E. DeLong

d. August 20, 2020

Ray E. DeLong

Ray Edward DeLong, 78, of Antwerp,  passed away at the home of his son in Antwerp on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.

Ray was born in Antwerp on Dec. 22, 1941, a son of the late Ursie (Gorrell) and Clifford Virgil DeLong.

Ray served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and has served his community as Mayor of Antwerp since 2016 and served as such from 2008 to 2012. He retired from Spec-Temp Glass as the plant manger. Ray was a great father and grandfather and there was never any doubt that he was the Cleveland Indians greatest fan!

Ray will be sadly missed by his sons, Andy (Sharon) & Tony (Christy) and grandchildren, Zachary, Madison & Carley.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul.

Viewing is Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, 4 - 7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River St., Antwerp. Due to state mandate we ask that you wear masks at all times, maintain social distancing, and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in Ray's viewing.

Graveside service is Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at 3:30 pm at Maumee Cemetery, 14623 County Road 43, Antwerp, with military honors.

Memorials may be mailed directly to VFW Post 5087, PO Box 974  Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

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Flowers and other tributes may be delivered Monday, 9 am to 1 pm to the Antwerp Funeral Home.


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