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Thomas "Ray" Sloss

September 27, 1924 — October 31, 2016

Rev. Thomas R. "Ray" Sloss, 92, of Cochranton died at 10:12 p.m. Monday October 31, 2016 at the Meadville medical Center.
A son of Frank and Mary Patterson Sloss, Ray was born in Franklin on September 27, 1924. He was a graduate of Rocky Grove High School.
He began his career working with his father on the family farm; he then worked several years at the steel mill and at Joy. In 1953 he received his call to the ministry. For 37 years he pastored churches from the Pine Hill to Kecksburg Church of God. Serving multiple church charges often meant conducting several services each Sunday.
He also enjoyed woodworking, making many canes, walking sticks and picture frames and gardening.
On May 14, 1945, he married the former Viola Mae Dolby, she survives along with 4 children Bill (Colleen) Sloss of Clarence, Mike (Ban) Sloss of New Manchester, WV, Ellen (Dave) Whited of Ashville, PA, and John (Mildred) Sloss of Cochranton; 12 grandchildren Billy Sloss, Ray Sloss, Darline Williams, Linda Ellis, Ray Sloss, Joe Sloss, Deb Marella, Dave Whited, Ed Whited, Brian Whited, Melinda Rector, and Sue Sloss; 20 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Lorraine Slocum of Franklin and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters Dorothy Domres and Gladys Miller and three brothers Don Sloss, Clair Sloss and Walter Sloss.
Friends will be received in the Huff Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 312 W. Park St. from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. James Leichliter, pastor of the Church of God at 7th Street officiating.
Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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