August 29, 1940 – December 2, 2016
The Reverend Donald Raih of Fayetteville, WV died on Friday, December 2, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Raih of Fayetteville, WV and their two children, Kevin Raih of Burlington, KY and Kerry Guerini of Fayetteville, WV. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Raih of Isle of Palms, SC and Richard Raih of Logansport, IN, and three grandsons, Braydon Raih, Kamden Raih and Querino Guerini. Father Raih served the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Gas City, IN for 10 years. He served three Episcopal churches in Ohio for four years and three Episcopal churches in West Virginia for four years. He was a volunteer at Augusta Elementary School, Romney Elementary School and at Hampshire Nursing Home and the Romney Food Pantry. Father Raih retired in 2001 and moved from Romney to Florence, KY in 2012. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Florence, KY. He was ordained 50 years ago at St. Meinrad Seminary in IN. There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Oak Hill, WV on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1 PM with the Right Reverend Mike Klusmeyer, Bishop of WV presiding. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St, Andrews Episcopal Church or Hospice of Southern West Virginia. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Raih family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.
July 9, 2019
Have wondered about you all so often. and decided to put Don's name in and found this. I was rather shocked.. You all were my neighbors for awhile in Marion./ and I have sucvh good memories of you , Kevin was just small, and You had Kerry Ellen while you lived next door. I baby sit her one night, she was shuch a cutie pie, it is hard to believe they are all grown up now. I pray you are doing well Trish. and sending much love to you
February 26, 2018
just learned of this and so sad to hear. we were neighbors in the 80s on Branson St. have fond memories of him and the family. sending much love
August 11, 2017
Father Raih was very instrumental in starting me out on a path to spiritual knowledge and enlightenment. After I moved from the Gas City Church and went to other churches I always remembered St Paul's Episcopal Church in Gas City and father Raih and those that were so close to me. I was very sad to see that he has passed away but very glad to see he continued to serve Christ. God bless all.
James Paul Raih
December 25, 2016
The family, has lost a "true friend". We give thanks, to God, for the time (Don's life) He (The Lord) gave us Donald Roger Raih. May he (Fr. Raih) rest in the peace of Christ.
December 24, 2016
I have many fond memories of Don and his time at St. Ann's. My mom and grandmother loved you both. Don and I had some great times playing softball together. He was a wonderful man with a gentle, loving heart. He will be missed by all who knew him and whose lives he impacted along the way. My sincere sympathy to you and your family in this time of loss.
December 11, 2016
Trish, I just learned tonight of Don's passing. I know it has been many years since last our paths crossed. But I have so many memories of you and Don. I am so sorry to hear you lost him.
I know you had many years together since those days in Terre Haute. I hope the memories of those years will help sustain you in the years ahead without him.
This is not the place to reconnect. But I would love to get in contact with you sometime.
You and your children are in my prayers.
December 7, 2016
Trish and family ,
So sorry to hear of Don's passing you and Don were so special at St. Ann's . You have been in our Thoughts often . Love to you all The Aldertons ( Marianne, Scott , Andy and Blythe.)
December 6, 2016
Patricia and Family
We will miss this wonderful man of God. We pray for your family during your loss. May the peace of God give you comfort in the knowledge of His glory return to take us all home. Father Raih is at home, with no pain or suffering.
Love your friends from Gas City
Gwen Black, Patricia Lewis, Robin Black-Paul and Shirley Ford
December 6, 2016
It had been many years that I had last seen Father Don. But my memories of him were of a kind and gentle man. My condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
December 6, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. Sending you hugs....
Tom & Rana Vetor