Raymond Lozinski, 92, of Wilbraham Ma. and formerly of Youngstown and Warren Ohio entered into eternal rest on January 29, 2019 at 5:57 p.m. in his home.
He was born October 6, 1926 in Baranowicze, Poland, the son of Cyprian and Mary (Borowko) Lozinski moving to the U.S. as a small child.
Ray was a graduate of Youngstown East High School (1945) where he met many of his longtime friends (East Side Bums) and was inducted into the East High School Hall of Fame for achievements in weightlifting. Ray became involved in Olympic weightlifting through the Youngstown YMCA while attending Youngstown College. Ray competed in 12 World Masters Championships receiving medals for each event including two gold medals. Ray was inducted into the Ohio Weightlifting Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement and voted Ohio Olympic Weightlifter of the year in 1999.
Ray was a WWII Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific.
Ray was a policeman with the Warren City Police Department and retired after 33 years as the Superintendent of the Defective Bureau and Juvenile Bureau.
Ray founded the Warren Police Athletic League and was a tireless supporter of their youth programs.
Ray performed with his family in the Polish Song and Dance group Polania of Youngstown and was a member of Od Srca Croatian Tamburitza group which performed for Pope John Paul II. Ray enjoyed polka music and dancing with his wife of 55 years Anne (Ben) Lozinski, who preceded him in death in 2005. Ray played many instruments but always had his Gibson close by.
Cherished memories of Ray will be carried on by his two daughters Linda A. (Jeff) LaBuda of Warren, Ohio and Rhonda D. (Rick Eyer) Lozinski of Wilbraham Ma.; a sister, Martha (Norman) Last of Lewes De., a niece he loved like daughter Donna (Floyd) Marquette, sister in laws, nieces and nephews and their families and by two very close and longtime friends Mike Karchute formerly of Warren and now of Montana and Lou DeMarco of Warren.
Besides his parents and loving wife Anne, Raymond was preceded in death by a brother, Alex Lozinski and sister Diane Nittoli.
Family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, where the Warren Fraternal Order of Police will hold a vigil service at 6:45 p.m. Monday.
An Order of Christian Burial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the funeral home with Fr. Christopher Henyk, Pastor of St. John Paul II Parish in Warren, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
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