Orrville — Kenneth P. Raynor, age 72, of Orrville, died Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, following a sudden illness.
Ken was born on December 19, 1948, in Rockville Centre, New York, to the late Kenneth and Doris (Lepley) Raynor. He graduated from Smithtown Central (NY) High School in 1966, and attended Stony Brook University.
He was the owner and operator of The Party Shop in Wooster for over 30 years, retiring in 2020.
Ken was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where he sang and played guitar in the choir and was a member of The Knights of Columbus. He was also a former member of the Wooster Chamber of Commerce and the Wooster Jaycees. He loved his two cats, Shelby and Luna, watching sports, and joking with his friends. He will be remembered as one of the Ring Leaders of the DIMWITs and looked forward to attending the weekly meetings.
Surviving are his son, Brian L. Raynor of Lagrange; two grandchildren, Chris and Julie Raynor; grandson, Hunter Raynor; former daughter-in-law, Melissa LaVine of Seville; step-grandson, Steven (Dallis Stockman) Weese; step-daughter, Tricia (Troy) Yates of Maumee; four step-grandchildren, Meaghan, Lauren, Jackson and Evan Yates; step-great grandson, Mason (Mister) Yates, all of Maumee, OH; uncle Kevin (Ellen) Raynor of NY; and aunt, Kay Raynor of NY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Julia Marie Raynor; uncles, Sterling and Bruce Raynor; and aunts, Jackie Sirakowski and Lois Lawrence.
Cremation will take place with mass and celebration of life to be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Wayne County Humane Society or St. Vincent DePaul Society food pantry c/o St. Agnes Church.
Memorials may be made to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH, 44691, wchs.org or to St. Vincent De Paul Society – St. Agnes’s Chapter (memo: food pantry), 541 Spring Street, Orrville, OH, 44667 https://onlinecatholicgiving.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.