Obituaries

Raymond J. Stasulli

Raymond StasulliRaymond J. Stasulli, age 80 of 100 S. Main St., Shenandoah and a former resident of West Coal Street, Shenandoah passed away Wednesday evening at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson.

Born in Shenandoah on July 3, 1933 he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Mentusky) Stasulli.

He was a 1951 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah and was also a graduate of McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City where he earned his associate’s degree in business.

Ray was a decorated US Navy Veteran having served his country in the Korean War.  He was awarded the Navy Occupation Service Medal (European Clasp) and the National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. Stasulli was employed for many years in Schuylkill County government.  He was Deputy Controller for the County Controller’s office.  He was a Zoning Officer for the Schuylkill County Planning and Zoning.  Lastly he served as Director of Veteran’s Affairs.  He along with his late wife, Theresa were the former proprietors of the Tastee Freeze, Shenandoah Heights.

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Ray was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Phoenix Fire Company, 500 Fish & Game Club, Amvets Post, Catholic War Veterans and the former Sons of Italy all of Shenandoah; he was also a member of the Six County Firemen’s Association.  He was a volunteer for the former Phoenix Ambulance.  Ray was a member of the Schuylkill County Republican Committee and formerly served as chairman of the Shenandoah Republican Party and was past chairman of the Shenandoah Sewer Authority.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his wife, the former Theresa Obzut who passed away in 2002 and one brother, Edward “Ace” Stasulli.

Surviving are one son, Raymond M. Stasulli and his wife Nela of Orwigsburg; one daughter, Angela Salvadore and her husband, Daniel P. of Shenandoah; four granddaughters, Hanna Stasulli of Philadelphia, Sofia Stasulli of Orwigsburg, Nina Delluso and her husband Joseph of Mahanoy City and Gianna Salvadore of Shenandoah; one great-granddaughter, Briella Delluso; four brothers, John Stasulli and his wife Rosemary of Hamburg, Anthony Stasulli and his wife Marcia of Meriden, Connecticut, Vincent Stasulli and his wife Marge of Shenandoah and Joseph Stasulli of Bastrop, Texas; two sisters, Jean Smith and her husband Sanford of Dauberville and Linda Zehner and her husband David of Walnutport; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will held Monday at 9:30 AM from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Monday morning from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond J. Stasulli Has 6 Condolences Posted:

  1. Lorraine Letcavage says:

    Angie, Raymond, and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be fondly remembered as a great man that made a difference to many lives. Take comfort in all the good memories and the strength of the family he loved so much.

    Lorraine and Ken

  2. Theresa Blackwell says:

    Raymond, Angie and families,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He was always so kind, happy and welcoming. I will always remember the hospitality he and your mom showed us during the Christmas holidays with the best strawberry and banana daquiris and the fun times at the Feast when he would make hundreds of mini meatballs! I hope these and all the wonderful memories he has given you will always stay with you and comfort you.
    Theresa

  3. Crystal Parker Rautzhan says:

    Raymond, Angela, Danny and Stasulli Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time; may you find comfort in the memories of your Dad. Thinking of the entire Stasulli Family now and always. God Bless.

    Crystal

  4. Frank Blozowskie says:

    Angie & Raymond my condolence to you & your family.

  5. mary and jack steslow says:

    We are remembering Raymond fondly and wish to espress our condolences to the Stasulli family. He will be missed at the family reunions.

  6. Carmen and Carolyn LaMacchia says:

    We are very sorry for your loss, our prayers are with your family.