Raymond A. Schmigel, went home to be with his Lord on May 21, 2022. He was born in Pembroke, NY on October 14, 1929 to the late Walter and Eva Leona (Sprague) Schmigel.
Ray attended Pembroke School and then followed his brothers into stock car racing while working different jobs, racing first at Civic Stadium and later at Ransomville Speedway. He worked as a mechanic for Al Zimmerman Oldsmobile before changing careers to drive a concrete truck for Clarence Redi-Mix where he retired in 1993. Ray enjoyed deer hunting. He was an usher at the Akron First Baptist Church where he was always ready to lend a helping hand. He especially enjoyed helping Duane on the farm and took great pride in his garden.
Loving father of Dale Schmigel and Mark (Connie) Schmigel; cherished grandfather of Carissa (Darren) Berghorn, Chelsea (Brad) Kunkle, Tonya (Jeff) McCormick and Stefanie Schmigel. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Lilly and Lacey Berghorn as well as many nieces and nephews. Raymond is predeceased by his wife of 71 years, Marian E. Schmigel and his siblings, Roy, Millie, Ed, Fern, Don, Doris, Bud, and Ramona.
Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC., 10 Eckerson Avenue, Akron, NY 14001. Ray’s Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11 AM. at the Akron First Baptist Church 122 Main Street Akron, New York (Please Assemble at Church). To share memories and condolences with Ray’s family, please visit rossakron.com.