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Raymond Heath, 78

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Raymond Edward Heath, 78, formerly of Lenox Avenue, Pittsfield, died March 5, 2018, at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born October 12, 1939, to the late Ralph and Edith Zahn Heath, he was a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph's High School. Raymond joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany.

Raymond married the former Jo-Ann McGinty on September 5, 1960. He was predeceased by her on July 10, 2004.

He worked for 20 years at Rising Paper Company as a papermaker and also worked as a bookkeeper. He was a communicant of St. Charles Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Raymond leaves behind his two daughters, Jennifer Hall and her husband Jonathan of Pittsfield and Julie Kovach and her husband Dave of Rhode Island; a sister, Joan Blakesly of Dalton; and his grandchildren, Andrea and Amanda Vancini and Zachary, Nicholas, and Jacob Hall.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his son Timothy Heath, who died at birth.

Funeral notice: Funeral services for Raymond Edward Heath will be held, Friday, March 9, 2018, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church celebrated by Rev. Michael J. Wood, Pastor. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Dery Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ford Friends at Renal Dialysis in care of the funeral home.

Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home

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Dear Jennifer, Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Prayers and warm thoughts sent your way.
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