Raymond George Fesmier

November 29, 1946 ‒ June 05, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

Raymond “Ray” George Fesmier, 73, of Mansfield, Ohio went home to the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home after an eighteen-month battle with cancer.

Ray was born November 29, 1946, in Abington, PA, the son of the late Robert and Frances Fesmier.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon Brackman Fesmier, son, Ryan (Shannyn) Fesmier, of Dublin, OH, daughter, Dawn (J. Brandon) Pigg, of Mansfield, OH, four grandchildren, Jackson and Carson Pigg and Brynn and Rylen Rae Fesmier, sister, Barbara (Hap) Bonham, brother-in-law, Jeff Holden, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Linda Holden.

He was a practicing attorney for 34 years, including the last 9 years sharing a practice with his daughter.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a high school teacher and coach.  An avid golfer, he was proud of his 2 holes-in-one.  However, nothing gave him more enjoyment than the time he spent with his family, including watching sports together and taking vacations on Seabrook Island, SC.

Visitation will be Monday, June 8, 2020 from 2-5 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Reduced occupancy limits will be observed.  Due to social distancing preferences, private memorial services will follow.  Pastor Jeff Robertson will officiate.

Memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: Snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sharon and family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Sharon, we are holding you and your family in our thoughts. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Thoughts and prayers go out to your family, he was a great man that I always enjoyed talking with. Very sorry to hear of his passing.

  • I’m so sorry to hear the very sad news. Ray was such a great man and my favorite boss I will always have great memories of working with him and the great memories of you all. God bless love Teri Knapp

  • My condolences to the Family for the loss of Ray. We practiced law at the same time and had many cases together. He was a good man and will certainly be missed. I apologize that I will not be able to attend the visitation. I will continue to hold your family up in prayer. Blessings to you all.

  • Sharon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his arms and give you strength.

  • Condolences to your family Dawn for the loss of your father. He was a great person and was most proud of you and your family. You are all in our prayers.

  • Sharon,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband, Ray.
    You might not remember me but Linda was one of my best friends until we lost her, our honorary Whiner, Linda.
    So sad for you and your family.
    Nick sends his condolences.
    Brenda and Nick Cossa

  • Well my friend we spent a lot of good times together. May you hit your drives
    high and never three putt! We will surely miss you.

    Bruce and Jordan Gerhart and all the guys

  • Sharon,Dawn & Ryan
    So sad to hear of your loss ! Our prayers are with you and your families
    The Carns🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • I had not heard. I am sorry for your hard loss. I will be praying for your family.

  • Sharon, Ryan and Dawn

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Ray was a good guy to play golf with. I still use some of his sayings in my vocabulary.

  • Dear Sharon, Ryan and Dawn,
    You have mine and Patty Temple’s deepest sympathies for this loss. I know how much Ray loved his family, his son and daughter and his grandkids. I have many fond memories with Ray and Sharon. Please remember all the special moments you had on the dark days and they will bring a smile to your face. He will always be missed but never forgotten. God bless you and may he rest in peace.
    Randy Euckert

  • Such a wonderful man, it was a honor to have known him. Thinking and praying for the whole family. RIP

  • Sharon , Ryan , Dawn :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your devastating loss . Ray , was everyone’s friend , and much like Will Rogers , never met a person he didn’t like !
    Ray was an example for all of us ……kind , considerate , Passionate about his beliefs and able to demonstrate an unabashed love of family and friends …..An ultimate sportsman , caring teacher and coach , and compassionate lawyer who spent his life giving his best to help those in need .

    The photos shown in the video speak for themselves … a display of constant hugs , smiles , and memories of wonderful times spent as a FAMILY ! Proud Grandpa extraordinaire ! What a delight to see the joy expressed on his face when attending events with You , his kids and grandkids … the sporting events , birthday parties , vacations , holidays , weddings , anniversaries et al ….. Always With that wonderful , beaming smile and engaging laugh , true Evidence that he really enjoyed life , living , his family and his friends !

    I’ve come to believe that the greatest gift that the Lord has blessed us with is the gift of memory !
    …. and as long as you have the photos , and those wondetful memories , Ray will only be but a thought away !

    Please know that Pat and I , along with Rays many friends , Share your grief , and will always be proud that we all had the opportunity to know
    And be part of the life of a guy named Ray Fesmier

    Godspeed Ray !

  • Sharon, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    JoAnne Dressler

  • My deepest sympathy to all,of you. Ray was my attorney during my divorce. He was very caring and always there when I need-Ed him.

  • So sorry for your lose. Ray and I had many cases over the years and enjoyed discussing OSU sports.
    He will be missed. With sympathy, Chuck and Shirley Robinson

  • Sharon,Dawn and Ryan.

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Rays passing. He was a gentleman.
    We will never forget the help and kindness he showed to our daughter and son in-law when they first arrived in Mansfield.
    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time.☘️

  • Sharon,Dawn,Jackson,Carter and also the rest of Ray’s family that I have not known personally.my heart and prayers go out to all of you .I can not begin to know the personal pain you are going through now ,but as human beings who have all experienced pain and loss in our lives,all we can do is reach out to those feeling that great loss now and even though we don’t know the right words to say, still say I am so sorry .But as Christians,there is one word we can say Hope. Even as tears flow,we know Ray is now at peace with the Lord and free from pain and this future hope allows you to go on living for now till that day when you will be reunited. May God’s peace and grace be there for all of you.

  • Dear Sharon, I’m so very sorry for your loss, and to hear of Ray’s death. We went to high school together and I believe I met you at a reunion some years back. I’m sitting here with a smile on my face and sadness in my heart remembering what a lovely teenager Ray was. He was funny, kind, honest and full of life. When he first came to Amity we were in the same Geometry class and we raised just the right amount of hell for the teacher, who wasn’t the best at keeping order or teaching Math. We became good friends and traveled in the same pack.
    My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. I imagine he was a wonderful life partner and 73 is much to early to have to leave the people you love. May you find peace in your memories of him.

  • Dear Sharon and family: sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Cherish all of your wonderful memories. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Diane

  • Dear Sharon, Ryan, Dawn and family, I was so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was my favorite boss and a mentor to me. I will always remember his calm and steady personality and how much he loved his family. I cannot attend the visiting hours today but will be thinking of you all very much.
    Lin Frary

  • Sharon, Ryan, Dawn, and family,

    Our deepest condolences go out to you. Wishing you much comfort and loving memories to hold in your heart. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ann and Phil Walter

  • My deepest condolences go to the Fesmier family. Ray was a true gentleman who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed and I am sure your memories will help you all through this difficult time.

  • It was with deep regret that I learned of Ray’s passing. I always enjoyed the stories of his days at Defiance College and his connection to my brother
    I know he was so proud of Ryan and Dawn and their accomplishments.
    Tom Foster

  • Sharon and family,
    Sending sincere sympathies for the loss of your beloved husband. May your memories fill you with warmth and joy for all you shared together.
    Remembering your charming personality and love for your family when we worked together at Lumbermens Insurance many years ago, So sorry for your loss.

  • We were saddened to hear about Ray. He was such a great guy and will be very missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Sharon, Ryan, Dawn and family…Knowing your husband/father/grandfather has been a great blessing and now we share in your sorrow and grief. We will never forget the wonderful ways Ray supported Ryan and Dawn through all their activities at Lexington Schools and supported all the grandchildren in their activities. We are sorry for your loss. The lessons taught by a father/grandfather as loving and wise as Ray will last a lifetime. May you always feel his presence in your heart. We were so honored to know Ray. He was truly a wonderful man who will live on in our memories.

  • Sharon, Dawn and Ryan,
    My father frequently represented a client on the side opposite of side of one represented by Ray. As a result I was able to observe first hand how Ray represented his clients with zeal, professionalism and integrity. Ray fought hard for his clients but never let vigor of the contest carry over into how he interacted with opposing counsel. Over the years, Ray set an example in the way he practiced law that has inspired many other lawyers including myself.
    We offer our most sincere condolences.

  • Ray was my “BIG” at TKE Fraternity at Defiance College. He sponsored me in the 1968 rush class. I met Ray while working at the local Crescent-Newspaper. Ray made a lasting impression. He was free spirited and intelligent. My condolences.

  • Sharon & Family ~
    So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. You have some wonderful memories to hang on to.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jean Bodiford

  • Sharon, My sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband. May he Rest In Peace. May your wonderful and loving memories bring you comfort.

  • a great guy, family and coach-wehad great fun days in his celina sojourn and marie and i remember him, sharon and those days ever so fondly—-our condolences Atty. John and Marie Sacher—Celina