Raymond H. Houtz

Raymond H. Houtz, 65, of Avis, passed away at his home on Saturday July 15, 2017. He was born in Lock Haven on May 18 1952, a son of the late Howard Houtz and Merella Bauman Gingerich.

Ray worked in the area working at factories as well as farming over the years. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School, and belonged to the Williamsport American Legion where he enjoyed playing pool. He also liked hunting and fishing. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force.

He is survived by his son, Raymond Jr. of Jersey Shore; two daughters Kathleen Nichols of Montgomery, and Kristine Maeshack of Williamsport; five brothers Samuel Gingerich of Jersey Shore, George Gingerich of Rote, Howard “Butch” Houtz of Renovo, Donald Houtz of Lamar, and Lee Houtz of Williamsport; seven sisters, Judy Bennett of Montana, Tammy Wynn of Williamsport, Terri Kerns of West Virginia, Annette Calhoun of Lamar, Roseanne McKee of Williamsport, Carol Christina Houtz of Williamsport, and Marge Calhoun of Jersey Shore. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Sylvester Houtz.

Private services will be held at the families convenience. Contributions may be made to Kader-Neff Funeral Home, P.O Box 108 Howard Pa., 16841 to assist family with expenses. Online condolences may be made at www.kader-neff.com.

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