Raymond (Pappy) E. June went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2021. Raymond, born Jan. 29, 1943, was a resident of Brookside, Pa., where he lived with the love of his life, his wife, Paula Shannon June.
Ray was the only son of Lucille Hostrander June and Raymond A. June (The Junebug). Ray is survived by his wife and four children, Victor P. June (Tammy), of Liberty; Brent E. June (Kelly), of Brookside; Tami R. Ungard (Tom), of Williamsport; and Wade E. June (Melissa), of Elizabethtown. Raymond was a beloved grandfather to Stefan, Amanda, Kate, Brooke, Tyler, Victor, Jessica, Sergey, Hunter, Jake, Kaitlyn, Patriot, Alexis, Khia, Emmy and Tuesday. He was also a great-grandfather to 10 great-grandchildren.
Above all else, Ray lived a life wholly dedicated to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a man of deep faith, Ray was a model of godly love, sincere humility, quiet service and patient endurance. Ray was always ready to minister to others with a gentle smile, a listening ear and a kind word. In the face of great adversity, Ray always leaned on the Lord, trusting Him completely and steadfastly, never complaining and never wavering in that faith. Second only to his faith was his deep and abiding love for and devotion to his wife of 57 years, Paula (Nanny). With the Lord as their guide, Ray and Paula built a relationship and a home that will continue to stand as a testament to the great love and even greater faith that they shared.
Throughout his life, Ray had many interests. He loved woodworking and landscaping. He was deeply interested in local history, a passion that translated into collecting Native American artifacts and old coins. He also considered himself to be an amateur photographer. Mostly, however, he was an avid antique car enthusiast, a love he shared with all three of his sons. He loved reading about old cars, working on old cars and driving old cars. One of his proudest moments was driving his 1952 Chevy 3100 truck to a car show where he won the first place trophy, surrounded by his wife and sons.
Even in death, Ray modeled dignity, faith, courage and great strength. He prayed for and loved on his wife and family until he was no longer able. Then, he was ushered into the arms of his Savior. Ray was a faithful witness. He was a hero of the faith. He fought the good fight; he finished the race; he kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7).
And, without a doubt, Ray heard these words when he entered glory: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Well done, Pappy. You will be missed, but we will see you again.
A celebration of life service in honor of Raymond E. June will be held at Liberty Church in Liberty, Pa., on Aug. 28 at 2 p.m.
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