Ray J. Yanni

July 16, 1923 - July 20, 2015
Ray J. Yanni

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Ray J. Yanni, 92, of East Liverpool passed away at Calcutta Health Care, Monday July 20, 2015. He was born in East Liverpool July 16, 1923 a son of the late Anthony and Phyllis (Caputo) Yanni. Having lived his entire life in the area Ray was a graduate of East Liverpool High School Class of 1943, a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and worked as was a Mold Maker for the Hall China Co, retiring in 1988. He also worked as a prep cook for Yanni’s, Fiorellos and Casa De Emanuel Restaurants.

Ray was an East Liverpool Potters Hall of Fame Inductee, was an Avid Potters sports fan and Dedicated Potters Sports Booster.

As a lifetime member of the former St Anns Parish, Ray volunteered to prepare meals for the poor.

Ray is survived by two sons: Craig S. Yanni of East Liverpool and Dennis R. Yanni and his wife Jani of Tiffin OH; a Daughter: Phyllis A. Kidwell and her husband Doug of Sand Springs OK; two sisters: Rose Allen and her husband Roy and JoAnn Prince both of East Liverpool; five grandchildren: Steve, Heidi, Leah, Matthew, and Carly; and four great grandchildren: Macie Dani, Aydin, Cheyann

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Chan) Yanni whom he married March 25, 1946; three brothers: Lewis Yanni, Frank Yanni and Ralph Yanni and one sister: Mary Ferello.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, St Aloysius Church on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 12 PM with Father Peter Haladej officiating with burial to follow in Riverview Cemetery

Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday July 24, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.

Family and friends may view this obituary and leave online condolences by visiting our facebook page or on our new website www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com



Saturday, July 25, 2015
2:37 PM

Holy Trinity Parish - Directions
5th Street
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Riverview Cemetery - Directions
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Friday, July 24, 2015
2:37 PM - 2:37 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • July 21, 2015
    Vicky Chan Lett says:
    My memory of Uncle Ray is that he was a very rough man on the outside and a softie on the inside. He will be missed and now he is with his love Aunt Helen.

  • July 21, 2015
    joanne reynolds says:
    Prayers for the family. I knew both of your parents having worked with them at Hall China. They were good people who worked hard. May they now rest in peace together.

  • July 22, 2015
    Ryan Stovall says:
    Ray was a great guy and my paps best friend. He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to Craig and all the family.

  • July 22, 2015
    Ruthie&Joe Horner says:
    You will be missed my dear friend.I am so glad I had the privilege to sing for you.All your smiles,kisses on my hand,and even the cat calls,will be missed.You made us laugh.GOD be with your family.I will sing for you again someday.With much love and sorrow,Ruthie.

  • July 22, 2015
    Jay Yanni & Family says:
    Uncle Ray, I have so many great memories with you, there are too many to name.biblived cooking with you, sitting on the swing on your front porch & all the teasing you gave me whenever I visited home. You will be missed by everyone in East Liverpool, but mostly by your family who loved you.