It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Raymond Paul Wojtowicz Sr., 73 of North Huntingdon. Raymond passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 29, 1950 in McKeesport, a son of the late Ted and Rose (Dudek) Wojtowicz. Growing up on his family farm in Elizabeth, PA he developed a strong work ethic, which he carried throughout his life. After working for U.S. Steel, he became a Store Director for the family business, Scozio Supermarkets. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Ron Wojtowicz, mother and father in-law John Sr and Vi Scozio, and brother in-law John V. Scozio. During the summer you could always find Ray on his boat spending time with his Carousel Marina family. He also enjoyed gardening, working outdoors, and displaying his Lionel train collection. He loved to decorate his house for all holidays, especially for Christmas and entertain his family and friends. Ray was a devoted husband, caring father, and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon Scozio Wojtowicz. Ray was so proud of his children, sons, Ray Jr. (Jamie), Marc (Olivia), Matt, (Hillary), and daughter, Gina (Ryne). Pappy adored his four beautiful granddaughters, Harper, Hayden, Hadley, and Celine. Ray was very close to his family; Jean Porco, Kathy and Terry McGinty, Kelley McGinty and Matt Saunders. Mark and Tracy Scozio, Andy and Sandy Popojas, Robyn Scozio, Marlene Wojtowicz and numerous nieces and nephews. A private visitation will be on Tuesday, November 14 at 10 am to 1 pm at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A service at 1pm will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy or the National Kidney Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 12, 2023.