Gordon D. Raynor Sr.
Gordon D. Raynor Sr., 80, of Dunkirk died Thursday evening (Feb. 13, 2020) at home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1939 in Westfield, the son of the late Ivan and Margaret (Shaw) Raynor. An area resident for most of his life, Gordon served 3 tours in the U.S. Navy between 1957 and 1968.
He had been employed as a driver for A Sam & Sons Produce Co. in Dunkirk.
Gordon was a parishioner of St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church in Dunkirk and a member of several organizations including DVA, VFW, American Legion, President’s Council on Service & Civil Participation, and Longtime Union Member and supporter. He received the President’s Volunteer Service Award multiple times
and was the President of the Steger Apartments Tenants Association.
Survivors include two sons, Eric (Amber) Raynor of Odenton, MD and Joshua (Rose) Raynor of Auburn, NY; three
daughters, Melinda (Todd) Victor of Hobart, IN, Geraldine (Ron) Ramsey of Koontz Lake, IN, and Amanda Raynor-Flores of Dunkirk; four brothers, David Raynor, Robert Raynor, Edward Raynor, and Michael Raynor; 14
grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Garrett-Raynor; one son, Gordon
D. Raynor Jr.; two sisters, Carolyn Raynor-Fink and Marion Raynor-Barnum; and three brothers, Ivan
Raynor Jr., Paul Raynor Sr., and Dale Raynor.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. in St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church, 14 W. Fourth St. Dunkirk. The Rev. Helen Sam and Rev. Yvonne Fancher will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church. Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.