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Raymond W. Harkenrider

Harkenrider, Raymond W. Age 72, late of the East Side. Loving husband of 49 years of Judith C. (Nee Slusarski). Devoted father of Rhonda Kay (Robert) Dubow and Robynn Marie (Paul) Williams. Cherished and proud papa of Bradley, Morgan, Delaney Ray, Catherine and Sophia. Loving brother of Rita (Richard) Prodoehl. Brother-in-law of Ronald (Patricia) Slusarski and Gerald (Diane) Slusarski. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Raymond C. and Catherine R. Harkenrider, parents-in-law Stanley and Catherine L. Slusarski and sisters, Helen (William) Sebahar and Margaret C. Harkenrider. Veteran of U.S. Army. Retired employee of Republic (LTV) Steel. Graduate of Mt. Carmel High School & Western Michigan University. Lifelong member of Chicago Catholic Cursillo, 3rd Degree member of Trinity Knights of Columbus Council #3755, lector-commentator and treasurer of the senior citizen organization at Annunciata Church. A former Philadelphia Phillies pro baseball player & lifelong fan of the Chicago White Sox. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral services Friday, September 6, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago to Church of the Annunciata. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sept. 5, 2013
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