Raymond Matthew Crase

November 11, 1930 ‒ January 15, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Raymond Matthew Crase, 90, of Galion passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born November 11, 1930 in Oregon County, Missouri, he was the son of Clarence E. and Mary E. (Lewallen) Crase. He married Helen M. (Fagan) Crase on January 20, 1950 and they enjoyed over 70 years together.

He was a 1948 graduate of Couch High School in Myrtle, Missouri. Ray worked at the former North Electric Company, PECO and ITT retiring as Assistant Superintendent of Manufacturing after a 37 ½ year career. He was a member of Galion Elks 1191 and former member of the Galion Moose 303. Ray loved playing golf as well as watching it on TV. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing Texas Hold’em and had liked to bowl. He was a “city farmer” and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Dan (Stephanie) Crase of Raleigh, North Carolina, Luanne Wilcox of Galion and Carol (Kevin) Jones of Galion; grandchildren Melanie (Gavin) Parsons of Raleigh, North Carolina, Matthew Crase of Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina, Carrie (Andrew) Rogers of Tucson, Arizona, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Sipes of Canal Winchester and Kori (Joshua) Gillam of Galion; 14 great grandchildren; siblings Edward Frank Crase of Galion, Mary Lou (Robert) Hershner of Marble Head, Betty Stall Of Phoenix, Arizona and Phyllis McKinney of Westerville and sisters-in-law Bonnie Crase of Galion, Glenda Crase of Cape Coral, Florida and Gloria Crase of Newark.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son Thomas Steven Crase, brothers Harold Crase, Carl Crase and Jack Crase, Sr.; son-in-law Lawrence Wilcox; sister-in-law Linda Crase and brothers-in-law Edwin Stall and David McKinney.

Private services will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice or Avita Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Raymond Crase, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • To the Crase Family,
    One of our fondest memories of Ray was in the Dominican Republic. Ray became an avid beach watcher as these beaches were like European beaches…topless!…Ray was a kind and fun person to be around. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ray.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Dan, Carol, Luanne, Frank & Families,

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Raymond. I have many fond memories of spending time on the farm as a young man. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dan & Pat Everly

  • Dan,Louanne,Carol and family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many of my young childhood days were spent playing at your home on Union Street. I have many fond memories of both of your parents. May you and your family get through the days ahead having the love and friendship of so many who care so deeply. I shall forever have my memories of those days . God bless each of you.

  • Crase family, im so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your families.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Such a sweet man and will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you.

  • To Dan and the entire Crase family
    So very sorry for the loss of Ray. I remember him and your mom well from the old South Union street days. All us kids seemed to play all together at one time or another. Great times, and he will be missed by all.

  • We often would see Ray at sporting events or Birthday parties for our Grandchildren his Great Grandchildren; Noah, Brayden, Kaylee. Ray never spoke a mean word about anybody. Always made you feel welcomed. He was layed back and easy to talk to: kind of guy! You will be missed Ray on the side lines of the kids sporting events but I am sure you got a heck of a view from up there in heaven!