Charles R. "Ray" Copello, 83, of Brandy Camp Road, Kersey, died on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014 at his home following a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1930 in Kersey, a son of the late Joseph and Bernice Keller Copello.
On June 18, 1949, he married Margaret "Peg" Geist Copello, who survives.
Ray was a lifelong resident of the area and was a self-employed logger his whole life. He enjoyed playing the lottery and solitaire.
In addition to his wife of more than 64 years, Margaret "Peg" Copello, he is survived by five sons: Gary Copello of Milesburg, Larry (Tina) Copello of Dagus Mines, Charles "Chuck" Copello of St. Marys, Jerry Joe (Linda) Copello of St. Marys, Tony Copello of Kersey; and two daughters, Faythe Brown of St. Marys and Betsy Copello, at home. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Holly Scanish, and a brother and sister in infancy.
Funeral services for Charles R. "Ray" Copello will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Ridge Cemetery, Brandycamp.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fox Township Ambulance Association or to the Fox Township Fire Department.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com .