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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Ray L. Braden


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Ray L. Braden, age 79 of Madison, passed away April 15th, 2023 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. He was born September 16th, 1943 in Sharon, PA to the late David and Vivian Braden.

Ray was a salesman for RainSoft Water Treatment Systems and was a bartender at the former Capri Lounge in Willowick, where he was known for his handlebar mustache.

Ray was a U.S. Navy Veteran; he loved fishing and was a member of the Northeast Ohio Walleye Association.

Ray was the loving father of Jennifer (Clint) Gallman and Becky Haller; beloved grandfather of Zach Tokar, Katie Tokar, Charlie Gallman, Nick Haller and Andy Haller; dear brother of Danny Braden and the late Bob (Diana) Braden; uncle to many.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 PM Sunday at The Abbey. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made in Ray’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, https://p2p.onecause.com/hwr/donate

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral and Cremation Services.

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  1. Jennifer Edwards May 2, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


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