With profound sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Male, our loving devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to all whose lives he touched.
Raymond, age 73, a resident of Shorewood passed away peacefully October 12, 2021 at home with his family at his side.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sheila (Stofko) and three children Rob (Dinette) Male, Sherry (Angel) Serrano and Shannon (Kelso) Sharp: three grandchildren, Austin and Payton Male and Tyler Baranak: his sister Betty Fishburn, brother in laws Brian (Pam) Stofko, Mark Stofko, Sean (Becky) Stofko and David Stofko: sister in laws Judy Stofko, Laura Stofko and Sally (Tom) Wojnarowski and also numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents Jack and Teddy Male; father-in-law and mother-in-law Raymond and Jeanne Stofko; sister-in-law Shirley Stofko, and brother-in-law Doug Fishburn.
Raymond, known for his sense of humor and sarcasm, had the ability to fix anything and was always willing to help others. He is a proud U.S. Navy Veteran, retiree of ComEd and Heritage Trails Library System (RAILS). He thoroughly enjoyed his morning coffee and breakfast with his dear friends at Matty’s, attending car shows, his large die cast car collection, woodworking and feeding the wildlife in his backyard.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to all of his caregivers including Lightways Hospice (Nurse Jen) for the compassionate care given to Ray and his family and also the Baranak family for all of their generosity and support during this difficult time.
Family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet.
Per Raymond’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following services and he will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.