2012-10-06 / Obituaries

Raymond F. “Speed” Shetrone

Raymond F. “Speed” Shetrone of Ft Myers, Florida, formerly of Baltimore, passed away on August 1, 2012. He was born June 11, 1923, to Russell and Forona Shetrone. He was precede in death by his parents and infant brother, Robert.

He was co-owner of Shetrone and Son General Store with his father until 1957 when his father retired. Raymond ran the business until he retired in 1979.

He was a member of The Trinity United Church of Christ in Baltimore where he served on the Consistory several times. He was a member of the Baltimore Area Development Corporation, Carroll Lions Club, the American Radio Relay League, Basil Fire Department and was instrumental in the Baltimore Pool fund raising project. He was also a ham radio and television operator, loved camping and was a “real people person”.

In 1944, he married Gladys M. Neel. He is survived by the “love of his life,” Gladys, married for 68 years and rarely apart; by his son, Frank (Susie) Shetrone of Ft Myers; grandson, Bob (Amy) Shetrone of Lancaster; grandaughter, Jenny (Kevin) Kosch of Baltimore; step grandchildren, Melisa (Steve) Daugherty of Bremen, and Sean (Leah) Smith of Houston, TX; great grandchildren, Taylor and Sam Shetrone, Alexis, Denver, and Hunter Kosch, Connor and Issac Daugherty, Willem, Mazie, Emma, and John Riley Smith; a sister, Margery Goodyear of Clayton, CA.; and sisters-in law, Marge Price, Logan and Helen Neel, Lancaster.

Memorial Service and the celebration of Raymond’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Trinity United Church of Christ, in Baltimore. Services will be conducted by the ministers Reverends Jill Dunlap and Steve Daugherty.

Family suggests donations to The Trinity United Church of Christ or the American Heart Association .

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