Raymond D. Greising, 77, of Burlington Flats, NY died unexpectedly on Thursday January 18, 2018 at his home.
Ray was born on December 7, 1940 in Ulsterville, NY on the family farm. He was the son of the late Joseph and Emily LeMaire Greising. In addition to his parents, he was pre deceased by a son Raymond Joseph Greising in 1973, and 3 brothers Joseph, Ernie, and John.
Ray is survived by his wife Lois M. Lammers Greising of Burlington Flats, sons Thomas (Laura) Digsby of Augusta, GA, James (Maggie) Digsby of Palm Coast FL, Alan (Mindy) Digsby of Burlington Flats, Glenn (Marty) Digsby of Dade City, FL, daughters Loraine Lester (Bill Maricle) of Smyrna DE, Joan (Rick) Loeffler of South New Berlin, Foreign Exchange “daughter” Mabel Inda (Iontxo) of Pamplona Spain, a brother Frank Greising of Maine, a sister Mary Wilson of Oneonta, grandchildren Thomas, Chris, Michelle, Robert, Jeff, Brian, LeeAnn, Andy, AJ, Shannon, Ashton, Brennan, Sam, 22 great grandchildren, and many nieces, and nephews. Also surviving are special friends Rich and Linda Shafer, and Theresa and Skip Paulson.
Ray came to the area from Pine Bush in the spring of 1974. For over three decades, he operated his dairy farm in Burlington Flats. After selling the farm, he began working with Thering Sales and Service of Oneonta selling supplies to dairy farmers throughout Central New York and the Southern Tier. In addition he drove medical transport for A&D taxi in Oneonta.
Ray loved his family, and took any opportunity to attend school or sporting events to watch his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed dirt track racing at the Utica/Rome speedway, or Afton where his grandson AJ raced. He was a devoted member of the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church, and routinely could be found helping to care for the building.
Calling hours will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and again from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 23rd at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 south street Edmeston, New York. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 24th at the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church 947 County Highway 16 Garrattsville, with Rev. Mark Piedmonte officiating. Interment will be in Walkill, New York at a later date. Donations may be made to the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church in loving memory of Ray. Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home Edmeston, NY. To send condolences, visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Delker and Terry Funeral Home on Facebook.