Edwin Joseph Raynor,- October 09, 2017

Local Florist


MELBOURNE, FL --  Edwin Joseph Raynor, (90) of Melbourne, Florida passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.  Eddie, or “Ace” as his friends called him, was born, and grew up on Long Island with his five brothers and sisters before moving upstate to Ravena, NY where he married his sweetheart Dayle and raised their three daughters, Diane Hewitte, (Palm Bay, FL), Beth Webb, (Schoharie, NY) and Erika Houck (Melbourne, FL.). Eddie and Dayle celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Eddie served in the US Coast Guard during WWII on the USS Muskegon PF-24 frigate convoy escort.  After the war, he worked as a painter, electrician, and carpenter, and then had 25 years of service at the General Electric Service Shop in Albany, NY as a mechanic and coil winder before retiring to Florida.

Eddie enjoyed classical music, playing French Horn, collecting antique bottles, wood working, gardening, snowmobiling, golfing, and bowling.  He was an avid reader and trivia buff.  He loved being out in nature with his children and grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife, a brother and two sisters, three daughters and their husbands, four grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Ravena on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2 pm at Living Water Christian Family Fellowship, Rte. 9W, Ravena.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made in Eddie’s name to the Salvation Army.