Raymond Elwood “Ray” Froutz, 81, of Wellsboro, passed away Sunday November 10, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born on April 15, 1938 in Mt. Carmel, Pa. to Carl and Audrey Catherine (Markle) Froutz.
Following graduation from Mt. Carmel High School where he was a member of his high school’s undefeated football team and Class of 1957 president, Ray attended Susquehanna University. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he was certified as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. He was employed as supervisor of the Cardiopulmonary Department at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro; was manager of MIRA Associates, Inc., specialists in home health care equipment and oxygen in Wellsboro; and was in charge of respiratory care services at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
Ray was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Wellsboro, the Knights of Columbus, Wellsboro Kiwanis Club and served as Wellsboro Rotary Club president. He was an avid Penn State fan, hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing golf and being with friends.
He is survived by his brother, Carl Froutz of Mt. Carmel, sisters, Emily Endres of Pasadena, Maryland, Audrey “Sis” Pinkos of Hanover, Pa. and Arletta Osmer of Newport, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 41 years, Arlene (nee Post), brother, August Froutz, and sister, Lois Cahoon.
There will be a memorial mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wellsboro 10:00am Saturday January 18, 2020. His family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, Pa. with his arrangements. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.tusseymosher.com.
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