Raymond Joseph Lomb

Born: Sun., May 17, 1953
Died: Tue., Nov. 4, 2014


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 09, 2014
Location: Christ Reformed UCC


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 10, 2014
Location: Christ Reformed UCC


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Raymond Joseph Lomb, 61, of Middletown, Maryland passed from this life on Tues, November 4, 2014.  Ray was born and raised in Crafton outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  He received his AA in Forestry from Penn State, Mount Alto and continued on for another two years of study in entomology.  Moving to Maryland for a gypsy moth forestry study, he met his wife to be.  He was married in 1981 to Debbie Lomb, daughter of Jack and MaryAnn Smith.  They were happily married for 33 years and raised a family together.  Ray owned and operated Green Meadows Lawn Service for over 20 years.  He sold his business and became the Manager of the Lawn Service Division of Barrick and Sons, LLC of Walkersville, MD and was employed there until his death.

Ray was known for his sense of humor, his work ethic, and his love of fishing.  Many a Sunday morning he worshiped at the church of the great outdoors.  He loved his daughter, Samantha and his son, Gregory and Greg’s wife Ana.  During their childhood days, the neighborhood children could be found in the Lomb front yard playing football with Mr. Ray.  He was an avid Steeler fan.  He was a handyman beyond compare – most recently renovating a barn for his wife’s horses.  He loved the family animals – the dogs, cats, goats, chickens and ducks and even the horses.  Many a lawnmower or small engine came back to life in his talented hands.

Surviving Ray are his wife Debbie; daughter, Samantha Lomb of Kirov, Russia; son, Gregory and wife Ana of Jessup, MD; his mother, Hilda Irene Lomb of Imperial, PA; brother, Dan Lomb and wife Christine of Pittsburgh, PA; sister, Janice and husband Jim Ley of Pittsburgh, PA; brother Thomas Lomb and wife Sheila of Ashland, Ohio; and sister, Cathy and husband Tim Clarke of Pittsburgh, Pa

Arrangements are being handled by Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home of Middletown.  A gathering of friends and family will be held Sunday evening at Christ Reformed Church in Middletown from 6-8 PM.  A celebration of Ray's life will be on Monday at 11 AM at Christ Reformed Church, with internment in the cemetery there.  The family invites all to join us for a meal following the celebration.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Heifer International (heifer.org)

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Leslie Hornemann
   Posted Thu November 06, 2014
Ray will be missed so much. His knowledge and unmatched work ethic where many things I admired about him. prayers to the entire family.

Chris Beard
   Posted Thu November 06, 2014
Debbie and family, My heart is so sad for you, but please remember all the good times and fun times. You are in my prayers and loved.

John Hendley
   Posted Thu November 06, 2014
My Condolence to the Debbie Lomb & Family

So sorry to hear Ray passing . I remember when I first met Ray we worked together at American Lawn and later Green Life lawn care . I remember the fun times and we would joked about things while we worked together .
I enjoy the times Ray would go fishing, planting a garden or just coming to visit him and family . I think one of his favorite pets was a newfoundland dog. Ray love his family and was a hard worker and I thank him for being a good friend . Going to miss and was hurt today when I found the new of his passing . Rest in peace my good friend . God bless and watch over your children from heaven .

Your friend John Hendley

Earl W. Hower
   Posted Sat November 08, 2014
I am saddened to hear the news about my old Penn State forestry lab partner and fraternity brother. Whether in our college dormitory Conklin Hall, or Tau Phi Delta Fraternity, Ray was so well liked and admired by many for his blue collar roots/work ethics, sense of humor, and love of life. My condolences to his family and friends for their lost.

Susan and David Martin and Family
   Posted Sun November 09, 2014
We are so sorry and shocked to hear about Ray. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. We all remember our last outing together for Ana's birthday and how much fun it was. That is the way we will always remember him. With our love, Susan, David, Erica & D.B. Martin

Millard Haines
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
I was shocked and sadden to hear the news of Ray's death. I was a customer of his from the beginning of his business and thru the present. I will miss him. He did such a good job and was so pleasant. He is just some one who cannot be replaced. I will not forget him.

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