Raymond Edward Selisker
Raymond Edward Selisker
  • October 1, 1928 - January 25, 2013
  • Cary, North Carolina
  • NC Lung Cancer Partnership
    4000 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 170
    Raleigh, NC 27612

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Raymond (Ray) Edward Selisker, age 84, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Montlawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Wednesday at Montlawn Funeral Home.

Born and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota, Ray joined the Army and was in the 82nd Airborne. While stationed at Fort Bragg, he met his future wife, Merle Tunstall, and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage before Merle died in 2006. Ray had many interests over the years, including building and flying remote-control airplanes, gardening, woodworking, and traveling. He especially enjoyed the holidays, and was the official "taste-tester" for Merle, as she created delicious meals for the family.

Ray and Merle made their home in Garner, where they raised their two sons. He was a highly respected metal fabricator, and worked for several companies in the area.

Ray spent the last four years living at Glenaire, a retirement community in Cary, where he made many new friends, and enjoyed playing billiards and participating in their senior Olympics competitions.

In addition to his wife, Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hannah Selisker, and siblings, Frank and Evelyn.

Ray is survived by his son, Mark and wife Rachel; son Phil and wife Liz, all of Raleigh, NC; grandson, Scott and wife Faith of Santa Barbara, CA; grandson, Drew of Raleigh, NC; brother, Phil and wife Bonnie of Brainerd, MN, and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made in Ray's name to the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership, 4000 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 170, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.