Obituary for Raymond “Ray” J. Milke (1940-2021)
Raymond J. Milke, age 80 of King of Prussia, PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, Raymond was the son of the late Adolph and Catherine (nee Senkow) Milke, the devoted husband of Sara “Sue” (nee Ruttman) for over 60 years, the loving father of Raymond J. Jr. (Lou Ann) of Plymouth Meeting and Michael P. Sr. (Debbie) of Bridgeport, the cherished grandfather of Michael (Amy), Andrew, Caitlin (Fiance’ Nick), Zachary, Joshua and Jacob and the adoring great-grandfather of Michael P. III. Ray is also survived by his brother Carl, his sister-in-law Rose Ruttman (the late William), his brother-in-law John Ruttman (Joyce) and his many beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Raymond was predeceased by his sister Cathleen Weinlein.
Ray was a graduate of Olney High School, Class of 1958 and retired from Johnson Matthey. He was an avid car buff, who enjoyed drag racing and participating in car shows. He also enjoyed collecting die cast cars and traveling to Hot Wheel conventions throughout the United States, but mostly loved being with his family.
Relatives and friends are invited on Thursday, May 20, to his viewing from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., followed by his funeral service beginning at 10:30 a.m. at The Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, 305 Jefferson Street, Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp., PA 19405, 610-275-6385, www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com, Keith J. Murphy, F.D. Interment will follow at Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family would appreciate memorial donations to Montgomery County S.P.C.A., 19 East Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016
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Montgomery County S.P.C.A.
19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken PA 19428
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York NY 10016