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Raymond Santee

May 16, 1916 February 16, 2012
Raymond Santee
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Obituary for Raymond Santee

Raymond F. Santee, 95, of Waynesburg, Pa. died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012 in the Golden Living Center in Waynesburg following a lengthy illness.He was born May 16, 1916 in Geneva, Ohio a son of the late Francis Evan and Flossie Pearl Anna Smith Santee and had resided in Greene County most of his life.Mr. Santee was an employee of the former Waynesburg Brickyard and was last employed by the former Greenway Manufacturing Co. in Waynesburg for 28 years prior to retiring in 1979 as a foreman.He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U.S. Army as a private first class with Co K, Hq Co. 28th Infantry Division, 110th Regiment, serving in five major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge, Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland and Ardennes, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Service Defense Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 bronze stars.Mr. Santee was present at the raising of the U.S. flag over Germany.He was a founding member of the Waynesburg V.F.W. Post 4793, also a member of the American Legion Post 330, the Waynesburg Moose Lodge and was a member of the former Waynesburg Elks Lodge.Mr. Santee enjoyed fishing, outdoors, horse races and playing poker.On September 15, 1943 he married Katherine Jane Huffman who survives.Also surviving are a son, Robert Santee of Waynesburg; a daughter, Raymona Moore of Seaville, N.J.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Moore of Philadelphia and U.S. Navy Seaman, Dylan Varner.Deceased in addition to his parents are two sisters, Dorothy Santee and Jeannette Wise; three brothers, Harold, Robert and Howard Santee.Mr. Santee was the last of his immediate family.Military rites will be accorded at the funeral home by representatives of the U.S. Army, the V.F.W. Post 4793, American Legion Post 330 and the D.A.V. Post 123 all of Waynesburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to ViaQuest Hospice, 610 Park Ave., Monongahela, Pa. 15063.

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