Raymond J. Duffy

July 11, 1928 - February 5, 2014

07/11/1928 - 02/05/2014

Duffy, Raymond J., 85, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in Peterson Hospital.
He was born July 11, 1928 in Wheeling, a son of the late Joseph and Nell Comer Duffy.
Ray was a retired US Air Force veteran serving in WWII and the Korean Wars, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, and an avid booster of CCHS.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond J. Duffy Jr., one brother, William Duffy.
Surviving are his children, Patrick R. Duffy of Wheeling, WV; David L. Duffy Elaine Joynt of Grand Blanc, MI; John M. Duffy of El Paso, TX; Richard C. Elizabeth Duffy of The Colony, TX; Catherine L. Duffy of Irving, TX, Karen M. Derrick Washington of El Paso, TX; Edward P. Kathleen Duffy of Tampa, FL; 7 brothers, Edward P. Eileen Duffy, Joseph H. Duffy, Patrick A. Jane Duffy, Thomas W. Bev Duffy, Lawrence V. Debbie Duffy, Earl P. “Mickey” Linda Duffy, all of Wheeling; John M. “Jay” Kathy Duffy of Peters Township, PA; one sister, Dorothy A. Chuck McKee of Wheeling; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
Friends received 5-8 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Thomas Gallagher as celebrant.
Interment with military honors in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Offer condolences online at altmeyer.com

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Becky Hatch
7 years ago

Dear Duffy Family: You were so lucky to have such a great man. He was always smiling. I saw him last when I found him in Peterson Hospital. He had no idea who I was but was so cute with the conversation about my Dad, Lou Bartsch. He was always happy to talk about their family poker games. These poker games have always been a huge part of my Dad’s life. I thank all of you Duffys for that. My sympathies to all of you.

Melissa Duffy
7 years ago

Grandpap – I am so grateful for the warm, gentle, funny, loving, sometimes mischievous :-, and always generous way in which you have touched my life. This photo of you really captures the twinkle in your eye – and spirit – which continues with us always. You are in my prayers. With lots and lots of love, Melissa

7 years ago

Great uncle! Shared many good times. Will miss Grizz!

Tony Hall
7 years ago

I spent quite a bit of time with Grandpap as a kid. I am a really close friend of his grandson Ryan Duffy. We stayed at his house for weeks during the summer a couple times as kids. I always had a lot of fun fishing and just hanging out with him. When he would come visit Michigan he would go with my family to church. I will always remember those fun times and am grateful to have known him.

Patricia Comer Wilson
7 years ago

I will remember always the sound of his voice when he called me “darlin”. I know he called every female he spoke to that, but the way he said it always made you feel special. I will miss him even though we didn’t see each other often. Rest in peace dear ” Cuz” till we meet again.

Love and prayers for all of you.


Debbie Cerra Cresap
7 years ago

Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Raymond J. Duffy, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete. You will not be forgotten.

Raymond J. Duffy, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Leigh Blakeley
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy goes out to my dear friend Christina Duffy for the loss of her precious Uncle, Raymond J. Duffy. She loves him so, and will continue to do so. I am sure a part of her goes with him. Yet beautiful memories will remain, and love will surely be her guide. For though she may not see Raymond he will always be by her side. Though the family chain may seem broken, for now nothing may seem the same, I know this is only temporary, as God calls us all one by one, and you will all link again. Love you Christina. Blessings to all the family. With my deepest Sympathy. Leigh

Sean Burress
7 years ago

My heart and prayers are with you during this time. I grew up with Mr. Duffy’s son, Ed, and have fond memories of sitting and talking with Mr. Duffy when Ed and I were teenagers. He was always very nice to talk too.

7 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Raymond J.Duffy.

Christina Duffy
7 years ago

My sweet Uncle Ray. You are the salt of the earth and so fabulously real. Loved your humor and that twinkle in your eye. We all love you and will miss you terribly. Christina, Max and Nigel

Jim Paul
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Duffy family upon Ray’s passing.I remember him to be kind and helpful to me in my days teaching/coaching at Central.

Coach Jim and Anne Paul

Kevin and Becky Keane
7 years ago

Pat: Kevin and I are very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Please accept our condolences at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Danielle Duffy
7 years ago

Uncle Ray was a witty and wonderful man. His smile always lit up the room. All my love to the Duffy family and to his children and grandchildren.

Lois & Wayne Rutter
7 years ago

Was very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was a fixture selling programs or 50/50 tickets at the Central football games. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Duffy family.

Basil Fung
7 years ago

You will be missed dearly Uncle Grizz!

Much Love, Comfort & Prayers for your whole Family!

May you Rest In Peace till we meet again one day in Heaven!