Raymond Gary Truax, 76, of Phoenix, NY, passed away at Crouse Hospital after
a brief illness on Tuesday Dec. 22, 2015. He was born in Addison, NY to his
late parents, June (Casey) Truax and Raymond W. Truax on Feb. 15, 1939.
A graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School. He was an active reservist in
the Army National Guard, from 1956-57, and then became on of the few
and proud by joining the US Marine Corps, serving from 1957-60.
Ray was a machinist for the Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, for 30 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Local 58 Sheet Metal Workers
Union, Syracuse, NY. Ray was a fine woodworker, he also sharpened saws
for people, tied fishing fly lures, an accordion player, and taught himself how
to crochet, a man of many talents and skills. Ray was a Harley Davidson
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 39 years, Janet B. (Vincent) Truax on February 5, 2001.
Surviving are his three daughters, Patricia Reitz of Baldwinsville, Kelly and
son-in law, Wayne Presby, of Phoenix, Katherine and son-in-law, David Spurchise of Baldwinsville; five grandchildren, Craig, Chelsea, Timothy,
Jeffrey, and Nicholas; five great-grandchildren, Riley, Savannah, Damian,
Layla, and Jeffrey; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Terry and Debbie Truax
of Pompey, and W. Ernest and Norma Truax of Danville, IL; nieces and
nephews; and many friends; his beloved jack Russell terrier, Abigail.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Allanson-
Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, 13135. Services
will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Philip
Burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY.
Contributions in his memory to: V. A. Medical Center, Syracuse.