Raymond W. Donnelly, Sr. ” Chief, ” 68 of, Woodlyn, PA, formerly of Collingdale, PA, died Friday January 23, 2015, in Fair Acres, Lima, PA.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the beloved son of the late Edward and the late Emma (Fitzroy) Donnelly.
Ray was a 50 year member of Collingdale Fire Co. #1. He was also a life member of Milmont Park Fire Co., PA State Fire Police and Delco Fire Police, which he was awarded Delco Fire Policeman of the year in 2011.
Ray was also a member of Collingdale Seniors.
For 35 years Ray worked in the Sanitation Dept. for the Collingdale Borough.
Predeceased by his siblings, Elizabeth Anthony, Edward and John “Jack” Donnelly. Grandsons, William and Chrles Max Donnelly.
Survived by his beloved wife, Marie(Hogan) Donnelly; two sons, Raymond (Danielle) Donnelly Jr. and Charles Donnelly Sr.; daughter, Lisa (Justin, Sr.) Brown; sister, Carol Ann (Denis) Taylor; eight Grandchildren, Tiffany Donnelly, Timothy Donnelly, Raymond Donnelly III, Hailey Donnelly, Korina Brown, Justin Brown Jr., Alex Brown, Charles Donnelly Jr.
Funeral Mass: Friday at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Church, 500 Woodlawn Ave., Collingdale.
Friends may call Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at funeral home and Friday from 8:30- 9:15 a.m. at Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA.
Burial: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Raymond’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Online condolences and memories may be placed on www.lyonsfs.com