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Ray Yovanovich

March 18, 1929 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 93)


On March 18, 2022, his 93rd birthday, Ray Yovanovich left this world for heaven. Ray, a resident of Lower Swatara Twp., was born in Mont Alto to Nicola and Mary (Kauffman) Yovanovich. He was raised on the West Side of Steelton and graduated from Steelton High School. He served in the PA Army National Guard. Ray retired from Bethlehem Steel after 30 years as a field engineer and later served for 5 years as Administrator to Camp Hebron in Halifax. He loved reading, hiking, biking, and most of all, his family. He was a long-time faithful member and Elder of the Steelton Mennonite Church. 

He was predeceased by his parents, his son Ray, and his sister Ruth. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Marian; daughters Diana Bookbinder (Mark) and Susan Williams, daughter-in-law Janis, 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Ray’s brother, Bill (Ruth), and his sisters Lorraine and Dorothy also survive him along with many nieces and nephews.    

Funeral services are private. A Memorial Service for Ray will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Steelton Mennonite Church or Paxton Ministries.  

The family is deeply grateful to Drs. F. Samuel Faber, Umar Farooq and Jessica Butts for their incomparable care of Ray during his illness. 

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