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Raymond G. Metzger

November 17, 1932 - September 2, 2022
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Raymond G. Metzger, 89, of Wainwright, passed away in The Inn at Northwood Village at Dover on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Born in New Philadelphia on November 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Edward T. and Elsie (Jentes) Metzger.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1950, Raymond started his …

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Raymond G. Metzger, 89, of Wainwright, passed away in The Inn at Northwood Village at Dover on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Born in New Philadelphia on November 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Edward T. and Elsie (Jentes) Metzger.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1950, Raymond started his professional career with the former Joy Manufacturing in 1952, where he met his future wife, Thelma. He was a loyal employee for 40 years until his retirement in 1992.

Raymond spent his entire lifetime on his family’s 200-year-old farm. For more than 80 years, he tended to the land, cows, and cats. He was the hardest working man many have ever known. Together, he and Thelma created a simple, but beautiful life together on the farm, with their family, and at their church, Sharon Moravian Church.

Raymond is survived by his children, Rhonda (Michael) Reed of New Philadelphia and Roger (Amy) Metzger of Dover; his grandchildren, Kayla Metzger and Calvin, Nolan, and Clara Reed; his sisters and brother-in-law, Grace Swaldo of New Philadelphia, Fred Swaldo of Uhrichsville, and Marilyn Swaldo of Dover; and the special cats who adopted him, “Tommy cat and the girl”.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in passing by his wife, Thelma, on August 21, 2018; and his brother, Elden Metzger in a farming accident in 1966.

The Rev. Lloyd Gooden will officiate a funeral service for Raymond on Tuesday, September 6 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Burial will immediately follow the service in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Raymond’s memory may be directed to Sharon Moravian Church, 4776 Moravian Church Rd. SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Sharon Moravian Church

Phone: 740-922-5507

4776 Moravian Church Rd. SE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: November 17, 1932
Died: September 2, 2022

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Crystal Schandel posted on 9/7/22

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful man . May God be with you at this difficult time. Crystal Schandel

 

Ann Stephens posted on 9/6/22

I will always think of him with a smile on his face. He was so kind and always made me feel like part of your family. I have so many memories that include him, your mother and your family. Thinking of you.

 

Debbie (Woods)& Mark Meadows posted on 9/5/22

We are sorry for your loss.Prayers for family and friends! Debbie (Woods)Mark Meadows Betty Nealey

 

Tina (Davis) DeVecka posted on 9/4/22

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you during this difficult time. ?? Shirley Davis Wanda and Joe Krocker and family Tina and Dan DeVecka and family

 

Terry Renner posted on 9/3/22

Sorry for your loss Raymond was a great neighbor for many years always a pleasure to talk to

 

David Rutan posted on 9/2/22

My deepest sympathies to all of the families. Raymond and Thelma were both wonderful people and good neighbors!

 

Mel Mcafee posted on 9/2/22

I was lucky enough to work at Joy in same time schedule that Raymond did. He was the best person I every worked with. Good or bad, he always had a smile on his face and never had a bad word about anyone. We lost a good Man.

 

Shawn & Missy Kapper posted on 9/2/22

So sorry for your family's loss.

 

Emily (Schaar) Waggoner posted on 9/2/22

So sorry to hear of Uncle Raymond's passing. We are sending love to all of our family who knew him well. ??

 

Margie West posted on 9/2/22

My deepest sympathy to all of Rays family.

 

Jennifer P Feickert posted on 9/2/22

Roger, Rhonda and family, I'm sorry for your loss. When I think of your dad, I see his quiet presence and always a great smile on his face. May you find peace and comfort with his passing. Jenny Heldt Feickert

 

Lynn Reixhman posted on 9/2/22

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all during this difficult time.

 

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