Raymond Christopher “Chris” West

December 14, 1949 ‒ February 09, 2018

Ostrander, Ohio

Raymond Christopher “Chris” West, age 68 of Ostrander passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Riverside Hospital. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Joan (Hine) West.

Remaining in love are his wife of 46 years Marjorie “Margie”, sons Ryan (Jessica), Ian (Melissa), and Evan (Lindsay), and grandsons Luke and Owen.

Additional surviving family includes Chris’ sisters, Cathryn (John) Reader, Nancy (Bill) Boyd, Jill (John) Williams, and brother, John (Gail) West.

Chris retired in 2014 from a 35 year career with Liebert Emerson Network Power. He also worked as a consulting engineer for HA Williams and Van Stratten and Edwards Consulting Engineers. He was a graduate of Penn State University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University with degrees in mechanical engineering and business management respectively.

Chris enjoyed spending time with family (especially his grandchildren), taking spontaneous road trips, golfing, camping, and volunteering in the community. A true jokester, he was an embellished story teller, who’s everyday was a Saturday, except Sunday.

Chris was a member of Bellpoint United Methodist Church, 4771 St Rt 257 S., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by 12:30 pm services.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Diabetes Association or Bellpoint United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sending our condolences and our love to all of the West family. it was a privilege to know Chris as a true friend. We miss him greatly.

  • It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend Chris. He was a gentle soul who departed much too soon, just as he and Margie were beginning to enjoy their retirement years. Although Chris is gone, he will not be forgotten!

  • Margie, my heart breaks for you. I have been privileged to have known Chris since I moved to Delaware 10 years ago. Both you and Chris were amazing ambassadors of friendliness and openly loved and embraced Kendra and I. Every time we would run into each other it was a joy to reconnect. I will be praying for you and your family.

    Love,

    Allen Winemiller

  • Chris was always smiling. We will miss seeing his smile on Sundays.

    Our deepest condolences are with you, Margie, and with your entire family. Praise be to God that Chris is in heaven and knows no more pain.

  • Margie, Ryan, Ian and Evan.
    So sorry for your loss. I can not begin to to express our sorrow with this news. Such an amazing man whom loved you all more than anything. He loved talking about those grand kids Luke and Owen too. His legacy survives in his children and grandchildren. God gained an Angel and we all gained a new star in the sky looking down on us all. RIP my friend until we meet again.
    Love The Steiner Family.

  • Margie, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. With heartfelt sympathy I give condolences to you and your family. God Bless Chris, He is in the hands of God Our Savior….Bless You and Your Loved Ones in this time of need may you find peace.

  • My condolences to the entire West family. I have fond memories of Chris and the West family, as we all grew up together along Elmbrook Village Road. I remember Mrs. West speaking proudly of her children, and especially of Chris’s association with his church. Is is heartwarming to know that he lived a rich, rewarding life with those he loved most. God bless Chris and his family.

  • Margie, Ryan,Ian,Evan,

    I am just now hearing about Chris and I immediately go back to the fun times we had at church and other functions. Chris was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever been around and I know will be greatly missed. I know you boys will always carry some of his tremendous traits with you throughout your lives and Margie, I feel so bad for you and hope that you will be surrounded by love throughout the grieving you are going through. My prayers are with you all.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Chris was such a kind and loving man. You are all in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time.
    Love, David & Megan (Ulmer) Nead

  • I have a lot of wonderful memories of Chris and want to express my deepest condolences to you Margie and your family. Your husband was a great influence in my life growing up and I can’t begin to express to you the hurt I feel with and for you all.

    I spent a lot of time at the West house growing up (as you know 😉😘) and I have some fond memories of Chris. I remember when we were just little boys and my twin brother as well as myself and your boys were in Chris’s Sunday school class at church. I am sure as a proud father he was excited to be involved in his boys lives with so much influence (he was so proud of his family). I’m not sure 🤔 if he knew of the challenges he would face as he got further involved with our Sunday school class 😇. We were a pretty rambunctious crew!

    Even then I got see through the years a great example of how I wanted to be as a father through his actions and mindful decision making as Evan, Ian, Ryan and their friends (myself included) got into some trouble growing up. He was always methodical, calm, loving, and delivered an important message to us all.

    He brought so much love and friendship to so many peoples lives. He provided so much love and joy to his family and was truly a man of God. I am a better person for having known him and am grateful for that. He will truly be missed. Lots of love ❤️ to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. 😢

  • Margie,

    You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I remember so many good times we shared when Kristen and the boys were young children and we were members at Bellpoint UMC.

    Love,
    Sheila

  • Oh Margie, we are so saddened for this news. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. We were so glad to have reconnected with you both at the reunion last fall. Chris will be missed by all of you and his friends, I loved his always smiling face! I’m praying for God’s comfort, strength, and peace to envelop you. With love, Donna & Larry.

  • We were saddened to hear the news of Chris’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies, Margie, to you and your family. His warm smile and sense of humor will be missed. Sending our love, prayers,, and strength.
    Ron and Sue Spessard,
    Heidi Spessard Young, Heather Spessard Eades, Andy Spessard

  • My sincere condolences to the West Family and Friends. Was very hard to read of Chris passing, he was a very good friend and we worked together at Liebert for many years. He was soft spoken, honest and had a great sense of humor. He was truely one of the Good Guys!

  • Margie, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences and keeping you and your family in my warmest thoughts. -Andy

  • Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. I worked at Liebert for many years and Chris was my boss. One of the best ones. My sincere condolences.

  • Dear Margie, Ryan, Evan and Evan,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful husband, father, grandfather & friend Chris was! His gentle smile and kindness to those he was around will not be forgotten. Praying that God’s grace, mercy , peace and comfort surround you all through this difficult time.
    Love,
    Kevin & Trudy Kilfian

  • Dear Margie, Ryan, Ian and Evan,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There are no words to make it any easier but know that we are praying for you and your family.
    Love,
    Cody ,Heidi, Olivia and Myles Young

  • Margie and family, so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Worked with Chris for many years at Liebert and we became good friends. He was always upbeat, positive and easy to work with. I will always remember the fun we had on the cruise ship vacations many years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Thinking of you in deepest sympathy. Please take care. Wishing you peace at this difficult time. May God be with you always.

  • Dear Margie,

    Greg and I were saddened to hear of Chris passing. We had so much fun together at church activities as the kids were growing up. He was the calmest man I know in the midst of chaos. God has gained a wonderful angel. You and the boys are in our prayers.
    Love,
    Greg and Dannette Williamson

  • Margie , Ryan,Ian and Evan from Patty and I we express our condolences for your loss. Chris will be missed by many here in his world but be rest assured I am certain heaven is a better place with him now.

  • We’ are saddened to hear of Chris’s passing. I hired Chris for Liebert in 1979 and enjoyed working with him for many years. He was one of the nicest folks I’ve ever known and one of the most honest and ethical people I’ve ever worked with. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He will be missed. Anne and Steve Sillato

  • Fondly remembering the West Family. So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding surround you all.
    Love,
    Connie and Ron Carfrey