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Marcel "Marc" Raia

April 7, 1926April 9, 2021
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Marcel "Marc" Raia, age 95, of Strongsville, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021. Marcel was born April 7, 1926. The beloved son of Marthe Lambert-Raia and Nicholas Raia

Dearly beloved husband of Harriet (nee Kantor), former wife, Luane Lasky (nee Stanley), loving father of Marc Raia (Julie) and Marti Raia, Step father of Patricia Nau (Chris) and Joanne Cozzarin (John), dear grandfather of Nicholas Raia, Leigh Ann Raia, Alexandria Raia, Victoria Shott (Aaron), Michael Nau, Bryce Lindsay, and Tyler Lindsay, uncle of Jennifer Holmes and dear friend of many. Marc served in the United States Army during WWII with the Timberwolves, 104th Infantry Division. After graduating from Ohio University, Marc played violin professionally with the Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestra. He was the materials Manager at Parma Hospital for 18 years. Marc was an avid tennis player and a lover of Classical Music, especially Chamber Music.

FRIENDS AND RELATIVES ARE ASKED TO MEET FOR A FUNERAL MASS FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021, AT 11 AM AT ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 12700 PEARL RD. STRONGSVILLE OHIO 44136. Where family will receive friends 10 AM until time of Mass.

Join Livestream at time of mass at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-IACw4i2k

RESTRICTED VISITATION AND SERVICES - FOLLOWING STATE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES Everyone attending Visitation and Funeral Mass are required to wear a mask and social distance themselves from others.

Interment with Full Military Honors at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial donations in Marc's name to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.craciunfuneralhome.com for the Raia family.

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  • Hospice of the Western Reserve

Services

  • Visitation at Church Before Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, April 23, 2021

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Marc Raia

April 22, 2021

April 7, 2020.

Marc Raia

April 22, 2021

Dad and Rusty.

John Brownlow

April 21, 2021

I will always have very fond memories of "Mr. Raia" from my early Oakmount Rd. days. A wonderful man.

Marc Raia

April 18, 2021

Marc P. Raia - senior photo, Cleveland Heights High School - class of 1944.

Joseph Tomczak

April 16, 2021

Safe journey, Marcel - We've got it from here.

Marc Raia

April 16, 2021

Marcel Philip Raia - U.S. Army, Timberwolves, 104th Infantry.

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