The Rev. Raymond R. Boose, 98, a cottage resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, previously of Woodbury, went dwelling to be with the Lord on Friday morning at The Village, following a quick sickness. He was born in West Fallowfield Twp., Chester County, son of the late Walter R. and Bertha M. (Hermess) Boose. On Dec. 30, 1946, he married Mary E. Stauffer in Baltimore, Md.
Surviving are his beloved spouse of 74 years; a son, Ronald R. Boose (Mary) of Bedford; three daughters: Audrey B. Cooper (Denny) of Martinsburg, Melanie Okay. Boose-Diehl (Fred) of Warriors Mark and Wendi M. Butterfoss (Bob) of Winston- Salem, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Bertha Finkbiner of Lancaster, Nancy McAvoy of Yuba Metropolis, Calif., and Shirley Wenger of Manheim.
He was preceded in dying by two great-grandsons: Jeremiah Jarrett and Weston Garland; and eight siblings.
Raymond was a 1940 graduate of McCaskey Excessive College, Lancaster. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving from 1943 till 1946, attaining the rank of corporal. Raymond later earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma from Elizabethtown School in 1949 and, in 1952, obtained his Bachelor of Divinity from the Bethany Theological Seminary.
He was ordained in 1950 in Lancaster, Atlantic Northeast District, and in 1952, Raymond started his 33 12 months pastoral profession with the Church of the Brethren. Throughout this time, he faithfully served as pastor for numerous church buildings in Pennsylvania, together with Plum Creek, Scalp Degree, Inexperienced Tree and for 14 years, the Woodbury Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Raymond was additionally instrumental within the conception and constructing of mission church buildings in each Erie and Indiana. He was most just lately a member of the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren.
Raymond was a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather, who additionally proudly served his neighborhood as a board member for the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and because the former board president.
He liked educating kids the right way to curler skate, swim and dive into the pool on the Morrisons Cove Park. The Rev. Raymond additionally loved studying and doing crossword puzzles.
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, there will probably be no providers presently. A celebration of his life will probably be held at a later date and inurnment will probably be held at Replogle Cemetery, Woodbury. Preparations are by John Okay. Bolger Funeral Residence Inc., Martinsburg.
Memorial contributions in reminiscence of the Rev. Raymond could also be given to Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or Church of the Brethren Emergency Catastrophe Fund, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120