Raymond Confair, 92, of Jersey Shore, was welcomed home by Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 at Valley View Nursing Home, due to complications with Covid-19.
Born Feb. 12, 1928 at White Deer, he was a son of the late Clinton and Edna (Sterner) Confair. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, the former Gladys Halstead Confair, and two brothers, Charles and Howard Confair.
Raymond honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from AVCO Lycoming, Williamsport. He was incredibly faithful to the Lord and loved winning souls for Christ. He was constantly praying for his family and friends. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Raymond, you probably heard him ask "do you attend church?" or say "I'll be praying for you!"
Raymond will be deeply missed by his wife, Irene Rieck Confair, after 13 years of marriage; his sisters, Myrtle Nyman of Williamsport, and Isabelle Rauch of Jersey Shore; his brother, Harold (Betty) Confair of Williamsport; his children, Marilyn (Terry) Garner and Ronald (Carolyn) Confair, Jersey Shore, Donna (Lee) Henderson, Lynnwood Wash., and Jolene (Mickel) Amend, Marysville Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are stepchildren, Carolyn (Robert) Weisdack of Jefferson, Ohio, Marion (Walter) Nyman of Williamsport, Judy Dickson of Sunbury, and David (Linda) Rieck Jersey Shore; nine step grandchildren; 25 step great-grandchildren; and five step great-great-grandchildren.
Family services will be private. The public may livestream the service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, on our Facebook page: @welkerfuneralhome. Services will also be viewable on our website later in the day: www.WelkerFuneralHome.com.
His former pastor, Kenneth Lynn of Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.
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