Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD


Raymond Leonard Klein Sr.

January 7, 1942July 25, 2020

On Saturday, 25 July 2020, Raymond (Ray) Leonard Klein, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at age 78 at his home in York, PA.

Ray was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He served in the United States Marine Corps, and received a Bachelors of Science from the University of Baltimore.

He worked as a conductor on the Baltimore & Ohio (now CSX) Railroad. He married his wife Veronica in 1973. He was a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus, and a past Grand Knight of the Notre Dame Council. He was also active in the Marine Corps League and Toys for Tots. He was an avid Orioles, Baltimore Colts, and Ravens fan.

Ray was preceded in death by his mother Margaret, father Ignatius, and sister Mary Ann. He is survived by his wife Veronica; his five children Louis (wife Yvonne), Louann, Ronald, Raymond, Jimmy; and grandchildren Joshua, Veronica, Sarah, Nicholas, Katarina, Bryan, Morgan, Christopher, Matthew, and great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at Schimunek Funeral Home Inc., 9705 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 at Saint Michael the Archangel Church at 10 Willow Avenue, Baltimore, MD at 10 am. Interment at Parkwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations to the Marine Corps League, First Capitol Detachment, P.O. Box 7313, York, PA 17404. Online Condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com.


  • Marine Corps League, First Capitol Detachment


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Raymond Leonard Klein Sr.

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Barbar Hummell

July 31, 2020

Ray was one of my favorite AA MEMBERS. One of his favorite memories was telling the group "Don't forget where you come from, bum". Thoughts of him warm my heart and I will continue to pray for the repose of his soul. Love to his wife and family, Barbara Hummell

Janice Jackson

July 28, 2020

Prayers and many great memories to you and your family during this time.

Don Elseroad

July 28, 2020

In recognition of Raymond Klein's Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD and the members the Tri-Cities Detachment # 969, Gray, TN of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.


Don Elseroad
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 115 & # 969

Lynda Kenly

July 27, 2020

Uncle Ray, my "one and only Uncle." Whenever I would walk in the the room he would smile and give me my big hug and kiss. I have so many memories from childhood and up. We traveled to Japan together which was some story to tell. Everyone knows he loved cake, "another piece and make it bigger and I'll take the decorated icing on top too." Mostly, he was just a wonderful man all-around. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Love your one and only niece,

Michael Carlan

July 27, 2020

Ray was my father-in-law for 32 years. As we got to know each other, our love and respect for each other grew, and he simply became Dad! He was a great father who loved to have cookouts with his family, tell stories of his time in the Corp, and travel to Hawaii. I’m grateful Ray was apart of my life, and I will miss him. Thank you Dad for everything. We now have the watch—you can Rest In Peace. Semper Fi! ...love Mike

Mere A

July 27, 2020

Ray was an amazing human who helped a lot of people through their troubles. I had the pleasure of meeting him when I first got to York, and his positive message hadn’t changed. So glad I got to know him and his humor!

Dave Brady

July 27, 2020

The First Capitol Detachment of the MARINE CORPS LEAGUE was privileged to have had Ray as a part of our leadership for a time and he was recognized as our Marine of the Year in 2011. Our condolences are extended to all of his family, friends, colleagues and comrades. Semper Fi, Marine!

Jerry Brode

July 27, 2020

It was my pleasure to know Ray. We shared about many topics on many occasions. Rest in peace my friend.

Melinda Weakley

July 27, 2020

Ray was a wonderful man that i looked up to and received much guidance in my life from.He touched so many peoples lives.My heart goes out to his wife and all his family.He loved you all so much.
His guidance and caring heart will be truly missed.

Joe Papparotto

July 27, 2020

My Uncle Ray was always a fun loving guy, who wasn't hard to please. I always remember joking with him back in the day by asking him when he was going to give birth to the keg he was carrying in his stomach. I know how much he loved to collect things and even got me into collecting mianiatures. He was the only person that called me by my given name Joseph and that will always be a memory to me.
Sherrie and I loved him so much!!


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