Raymond Edward Began, of Lodi, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 2, 2012 at Hospice of Medina County. Raymond was born December 1, 1931 in Cleveland, to August and Emily (Toman) Began.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as an Aerial Photographer aboard the U.S.S. Wright. He married Mary T. Cannon in April 1957, who has preceded him in death.
He spent his entire career as a Master Machinist at TRW Automotive. One of his favorite pastimes was designing custom knives. He was a Master Gardener and an honorary Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Raymond was known to all for his friendliness, quick wit and twinkling eyes.
Raymond will be missed by his daughters, Rita (Ernest) Perea of Des Moines, Iowa, Patricia Murphy of Bath, Ohio; son, Timothy (Kimberly) Began of Homerville; and his five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Roberts Funeral Home- Hillcrest Chapel, 9560 Acme Road, Wadsworth. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HMC Hospice of Medina County www.hospiceofmedina.org/donate-to-hmc or the Diana Hyland Cancer Research Memorial Fund, www.dianahylandmiraclefund.org
Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com.