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Raymond J. Krise, Sr.

September 15, 1939 — June 27, 2022

Raymond J. Krise, Sr., 82, of Kersey, died on Monday, June 27, 2022, at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness.

He was born in Kersey on September 15, 1939, a son of the late Franklin and Mary Rebecca Beauseignuer Krise.

On September 14, 1960, he married the late Ann Johnston Krise, who preceded him in death in 2012.

Ray was a lifelong resident of the area and worked for many years at Tamburlin Coal Company.  He was the founder of Kersey Car Care and the Last Chance.  He enjoyed hunting, old country music, and had a knack for making moonshine.

He is survived by three daughters; Cathy Hand of Kersey, Colleen (Larry) Anders, Christa (Scott) Wright, all of Kersey, by three sons; Raymond Krise, Jr. of Kersey, Randy Krise of Ridgway, and Russell (Tammy) Krise of Kersey, by 14 grandchildren; John, Michele, Lisa, Kristin, Angela, Roy, Tiffany, Steven, Stacey, Shawn, Danielle, Russ, Devin and Sarah, and by 25 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters; Charlotte (Jon Pettiti) Iorfida of Brockway and Patty (Bob) Hetrick of VA, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law; Linda Krise of Kersey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers; Robert, Franklin, James, Donald, and Francis Krise, by a brother in infancy; Thomas, by three sisters; Barbara Himes, Beverly Foradori, and Mary Barr, and by a daughter-in-law; Stephanie Krise.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond J. Krise, Sr. will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 with Rev. Ross Miceli and Fr. David Foradori, as con-celebrants.

Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is being held privately.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at


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