Raymond J Trax

November 22, 1934July 6, 2018

Raymond J. Trax, 83, of Lancaster passed away on July 6, 2018. He was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on November 22, 1934 to the late Raymond Lewis and Margaret Smith Trax. He is a graduate of Wellsburg High School in West Virginia and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He is retired from AT&T with 37 years of service and was a Lancaster City Schools bus driver for 15 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and past member of Lancaster Elks Lodge #570, serving as the Exalted Ruler. Ray was a proud West Virginia Mountaineers fan and loved the game of golf. Ray is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Burre Trax, of Lancaster; sons, Kevin (Danette) of Las Vegas, NV, Brian of Glendale, WV, Greg of Moundsville, WV, daughter, Karen of Raleigh NC; step-sons, Craig (Sarah) Burre, Scott (Kristi) Burre, Grandchildren, Carri, Courtnie, Katy, Matthew, Vincent, Nathan, Kate, and Chase; and two Great Grandchildren; Brother Bob (Nadine) Trax of Homer Glen, IL; sister, Peggy (Bill) McClure of Wheeling, WV; brother-in-law, Bob Lasky of West Wyoming, PA many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Helen Lasky. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Cheryl Foulk officiating. Burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or First United Methodist Church, 163 E Wheeling Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.



  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018


  • Burial

Raymond J Trax

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Gigi Conti Crowley

July 16, 2018

Remembering a good next door neighbor growing up. Fond memories of your backyard carnivals and sledding on the hill. May Mr. Trax rest in peace. My sympathies to your family.

joan spires

July 11, 2018

Seeing this wonderful photo of Ray is just a reminder of what a great guy he was, always so upbeat and easy to be with. He will be missed. I send hugs to his family and my wishes for peace at this difficult time. Joan Spires

Lori (Strohm) Tabar

July 9, 2018

I've heard this name several times while listening to my father, Dale Strohm, tell his version of their golf outings. I never met Mr. Trax but I know he was a good friend to my dad.

My father passed away a year ago next month. I'm sure they have already shot a round of golf in heaven.

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Charles Burre

July 8, 2018

Ray was always fun to be with, especially when playing cards or golf. I will never be able to figure out his euchre score keeping with those two cards!


July 7, 2018

RIP Ray Trax. Remembering all the good times we had together not only in Lancaster, Ohio, but also in The Villages, FL. Will never forget the night we played golf with the lighted golf balls.

Steve St. Clair