Raymond W. Litten, 72, of Sheffield Lake passed away on Monday evening, February 8, 2021 at his home following a long illness.
Mr. Litten was born in Lorain on January 19, 1949, the son of the late George Monroe Litten and Corrine M. (Stang) Litten Ribic.
He served in the U.S. Marines attaining the rank of Corporeal, earning a Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Services Medal, Vietnam Service medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal in the Vietnam War.
He worked as a Owner/operator of See-Thru Window Cleaning beginning in 1985 until recently. He also owned and operated Uncle Ray's trains in Sheffield Lake since 2006.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion,
Ray is survived by his wife of 49 years, Candace S. (nee Fisher) Litten of Lorain, a daughter, Rachel M.(Frank) Arkel of Conway, SC; son, George A. (Melissa) Litten of Key West, FL, grandchildren Lacy Arkel, Ashton Arkel, Elliott Arkel, two sisters Cathy Ribic of Phoenix, AZ; Diane (Robert) Martin of Camp Verde, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father Daniel Anthony Ribic, brothers Ronald, Robert and Richard Litten and an infant sister.
Funeral services were private but a public graveside will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain with full military honors.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals assisted the family with arrangements.
PLEASE NOTE: LOCATION OF SERVICES HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FUNERAL HOME AT 11:00 AM. NOTHING AT CEMETERY.
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