Raymond C. BAXTER, 97, of Atlanta, GA and formerly of Ellisburg, PA, Short Hills, NJ, and Camillus, NY died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in his home, in the presence of loving family members.
Born September 21, 1922, in a farmhouse on Baxter Road, Troy, PA, he was the son of Myron and Dorothy Gilliland Baxter.
On June 26, 1944, in Ithaca, NY, he married the former Martha A. Edson, who predeceased him on April 1, 2018.
Ray was a 1940 graduate of Solvay, NY High School and received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1944. He was employed by Allied Chemical Corp. from 1946 – 1977, retiring as a Group Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors. He later served as President of Allied-General Nuclear Services in Barnwell, SC from 1977 – 1980. Ray thereafter retired to his beloved “Glenhaven” in Ellisburg, PA, near the ancestral home of his mother, and lived there until 2013, when he and his wife relocated to Georgia to live with their daughter.
He was a devoted member of the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are: Ray and Martha’s four children, Frederick (Roya) Baxter of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Bruce (Candia) Baxter of Bath, NY, Susan (John) Murphy of Atlanta, GA, and Andrew (Margot) Baxter of Jamesville, NY; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Ray was predeceased by three brothers and a sister-in-law, Frederick Baxter, Thomas (Shirley) Baxter, and Allen Baxter.
A Memorial Service, to be held in the summer of 2020 at the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, will be announced by the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, 1020 Rag Hill Rd., Genesee, PA 16923.
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