Raymond Robert Ranic, 84, of Tucson, Arizona, a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps, passed away in peace on January 19, 2022.
Ray was born and raised in Hamburg, NY. He was born on January 2, 1938 and attended Hamburg High School. Brother of Richard, Peter (Mary), Roy “Buster” (Nancy) and Barbara Ranic and Sandra Williams. Ray started his career with Ford Motor Company in 1956, but soon after was granted time off to serve for the Marine Corps. Ray valued this service highly and attained the rank of Sargent. Once completing his service with the Marine Corps, Ray returned to Ford Motor Company where he furthered his career to become a shift manager. Ray retired from Ford in 1989 and moved to Tucson, AZ with his wife Sandra, where they continued to raise their children. During Ray’s retirement, he enjoyed working part time at the Tucson Rod & Gun Club, being a member of The Single Action Shooting Society, and giving jeep tours through the beautiful mountains of Tucson, AZ.
Ray is preceded in death by his brother Richard D. Ranic, first wife Diane Fitch Ranic, second wife Sandra Gabler Ranic, and grandson Kevin Nickle.
Ray is survived by his seven children, Mark (Dawn) Ranic of Hamburg, NY, William (Beth) McCann of Hamburg, NY, Kimberly (John) Nickle of Sterling, VA, Christopher (Janay) McCann of Kenmore, NY, Traci Ranic (Larry) of Prescott, AZ, Mary Beth (Rob) Drawbaugh of Tucson, AZ, John Ranic (Roisin) of Tucson, AZ; 20 grandchildren, Jason, Dylan, Tyler, Braden, Andrew, Jack, Sandra, Ryan, Magdalena, Colby, Ron, Patrick, Joshua, Kyla, Callie, Gavin, Michael, Mason, Kalina, Kai and his four great grandchildren, Connor, TJ, Aliza and Mackenzie.
A service honoring the life of Ray will be held at a later date. Ray’s final resting place will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Armor, NY.