March 26, 1931 - October 28, 2015

Raymond John Lapinski, age 84 passed away on October 28, 2015. Beloved husband of 60 years to Dolores (nee Zmijewski). Dear father of Celeste Phillips (Bob), Raymond Anthony, and Karen Smrdel (Kenneth); Loving grandfather of David Pomplas (Elizabeth), Dana Rhyand (Tim), Caitlin Lapinski (Mark), Eric Smrdel and Lauren Smrdel; Great-grandfather of McKenzie Pomplas, Henry Rhyand, Sylvia Rhyand, Katherine Pomplas; Step grandfather of Jenny Rossette (Mike), Andy Phillips, Mikey Phillips; Step great-grandfather of Liliana, Luciano, and Leonello Rosette; Dear brother of Dorothy Friscic, Edward, Caroline Conway, and Aurelia Wellman (Dick); Uncle and great-uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was preceded in death by newborn daughter: Pauline; Parents: Anthony and Stella Lapinski; Siblings: Harriet, Kathryn Brzezinski, Ceclia Kaminowski, Mary Tadaj, Irene Hein, Chester, Arthur; Ray was a former employee of the Austin Co, United Labor Agency, and the City of Mentor. He was a United States Marine Veteran. A private service was held at Blessing Cremation Center.

A celebration of life mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church 8560 Mentor Ave. Mentor, OH on November 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. 

We will miss you dad. Your love and concern for your family; the childhood stories heard so many times over the years, but with each time as humorous as the first time we heard them. Your sense of humor was your own and special. And funnier still you were always the first one to laugh. May God extend to you the love you have shown to your family.


Born: March 26, 1931
Death: October 28, 2015