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Christopher Ray

Christopher C. Ray

Tuesday, November 15th, 1960 - Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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A devoted husband, father and son, Christopher Ray, 60, of Harrisburg, passed away on February 18, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.

The world became a brighter, warmer and more beautiful place on November 15, 1960 - the day Chris was born. Chris lived a full life and he filled the lives of those who knew him with kindness, happiness and joy. The depth of his loss is incomprehensible.

Chris was a graduate of Shippensburg University, an avid basketball player and sports fan, and enjoyed traveling the world with his wife. He previously served as an exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge 13 in Harrisburg, and has worked for the past five years as National Sales Manager for Levi’s Building Components in Leola, Pennsylvania. Chris was extremely intelligent and knew something about every topic that ever came up.

Chris was predeceased by his father, Richard Ray; his brother, Matthew “Marty” Ray; and a granddaughter, Arianna Ray. He is survived by his adoring wife of 19 years, Betsy Goodman; his mother, Connie Slonaker Ray; his three daughters, Lyndsay Ray, Alyssa Ray (Jeff) and Kacey Muniz (Adam); his six grandchildren, Ava, Easton, Quinn, Hannah, Noah and Eliza; his four nieces and nephews, Seth, Collin, Aubrey and Jayci.

Due to Covid -19 there will be a private, family service and no public service at this time, details entrusted to Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
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James & Nancy Musmanno

Posted at 01:22pm
Betsy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grieving. May your fond memories of Chris bring you comfort.
Please accept our deepest sympathies and may God bless you during this time of sorrow.

James & Nancy Musmanno Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Gwen Hilton

Posted at 12:36pm
Dear Connie, Betsy, Alyssa, Kacie and Lindsey, Ernie and I are so saddened at the loss of Chris. While I am sure you will miss him tremendously, you will always have memories. I hope you can find peace at some time in the future.
Take care and love,
Ernie and Gwen
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Dave Dively

Posted at 11:36am
Chris was just a "great guy". He had a thirst for knowledge and was a great listener. Having known Chris through the Car Industry he was always straight up and treated everyone with respect. It was an honor to have known him. After Chris left the car industry we remained friends. It was always fun to see him and Betsy. As Billy Joel sang "Only the good die young". RIP Chris.
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Art Fairbanks

Posted at 01:00pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Ray family. Chris was a major factor in our Elizabethtown HS basketball team being a Section Champion and getting to the Lancaster-Lebanon Title game at Hersheypark Arena many, many years ago. We played a lot of hoops together at Shippensburg University too. He could stroke the ball deep in the corners before there was a 3 point line. I even leased a brand new maroon Chevrolet Celebrity sedan from him when he worked at Sutliff Chevrolet in Harrisburg.
Great guy and a friend that got away over the years. RIP Chris. Art Fairbanks
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