George W. Raynor II, 67, Stevens, Vietnam vet, Verizon technician, top-notch handyman

By on April 20, 2016

George W. Raynor II, 67, of Stevens, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Hospice andCommunity Care, Mount Joy. He was a man of strong faith who fought courageously in his battle against cancer.

He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., to the late George and Daisymae (Eckensburg) Raynor, and was the husband of Janice F. (Fenner) Raynor.

He was a Navy veteran who served two tours during Vietnam on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany. He was also a Freemason and member of the Durand Lodge in Point Pleasant, N.J.

George was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ephrata. A top-notch handyman, he enjoyed working at church, and for Red Bird Missions. His expertise was often sought by family and friends, and he was always eager to lend a helping hand to those in need, putting others before himself. He was also an avid woodworker, hunter, and fisherman. George worked as a communications technician for Verizon and also had experience as an electrician’s helper.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by two daughters: Jennifer, wife of David Avery, of Lititz; Kathryn Raynor of Stevens; and a granddaughter: Audrey Avery.

Funeral services were held April 18 at First United Methodist Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Walter Carter officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions in George’s memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to First United Methodist Church, 68 N. Church St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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