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Raymond G. Zalewski

Raymond G. Zalewski, age 93, of Summit Twp., passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. He was born in Erie on February 9, 1925, son of the late Alex and Sophia Przybycin Zalewski.

Ray served in the U.S. Army during W.W II. He was a graduate of East High School, class of 1946. He also attended Erie Business School and graduated June 30, 1948. He was employed with GAF for 38 1/2 years until his retirement April 1, 1990. Ray was a member of Waterford American legion Post # 285, Foresters, Polish Falcons and Siebenbuerger Clubs. He enjoyed gardening, bowling at Rolling Meadows in the couples and senior leagues and also bowled for a GAF and the Eagles Club. Ray also liked square dancing, traveling and especially time spent with his family. He was a volunteer at the Boys Club in Erie.

Ray is survived by one son, James R. Zalewski and his wife, Sandra; two grandsons, Kevin and Corey Zalewski, daughter-in-law, Karen Shutt; brother, Harry Zalewski; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice Zalewski, who passed away on May 9, a son, Thomas Zalewski; a daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Zalewski; a sister, Frances Bargielski; and two brothers Richard and Albert Zalewski.

Friends may call the Dusckas Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Rd on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Thursday at 10 am conducted by Rev. James McCormick. Military honors will follow at Erie County Memorial Gardens conducted by Erie Crawford County Veterans Burial Detail.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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