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Raymond L. Wilkinson

Feb. 19, 1945 - Nov. 24, 2020

Raymond L. Wilkinson, 75, Altoona, died Tuesday at his residence.

He was born in Blandburg, son of the late Benjamin E. and Sara M. (Letcher) Wilkinson.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Judith Goralsky, who he married June 26, 1971, in Coalport; a son, Andrew (Heather Stanfield) of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers: John (Elaine Lewis) of Randleman, N.C. and Benjamin (Janet McElheny) of Blandburg; a sister-in-law, Donna (Troxell) Wilkinson of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Kenneth and William.

Raymond was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a secondary math teacher at Cambria Heights High School, Patton, for 26 years and retired in 1997. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of the PSEA and NEA. He was also a life member of Richard L. Beers VFW Post 7043, Coalport.

He enjoyed gardening and golfing, and he was an avid reader.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 27, 2020, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona, the Rev. Timothy Grimme, celebrant. Committal will be in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in Raymond’s memory to Blair Senior Services, Meals on Wheels, 1320 12th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.

Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville.

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