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Raymond John (Ert) Konkoleski

September 16, 1934 ~ March 13, 2022 (age 87)

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Obituary

 Raymond “Ert” Konkoleski, 87, of Adena, Ohio died on Sunday March 13, 2022.

  He was born on September 16, 1934, and was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna (Talik) Konkoleski, a brother, Herman, and three sisters, Helen Bednarski, Jenny Kobus, and Victoria Hatcher.

  He is survived by his wife, Lois (Raymer), his son R.J. and his wife Laura (Glenn), and grandchildren Catherine and Ray, as well as many nieces and nephews.

  Ray loved baseball. He compiled a career record of 66 wins and 57 losses and a 3.48 ERA in his 258-game pitching career with the Jacksonville Beach Sea Birds, Spartanburg Peaches, Fayetteville Highlanders, Mobile Bears, and Reading Indians.  His love for the sport lasted his entire life as he coached youth ball in Adena teaching the fundamentals of the game and working with young aspiring pitchers well into his 80’s.

  Ray was a coal miner for Hanna and Consol Coal. He served in the United States Army, was a fireman with the Adena Volunteer Fire Company, a member of St. Casimir’s Catholic Church, longtime financial secretary for UMWA Local #1360. He was a member of the Adena Lions Club, the VFW, and the Adena American Legion.

  Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who never met a stranger and had a kind word for everyone.

  Visitation will be held Friday March 18, 2022, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 60 South Bridge Street, Adena. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church with Monsignor John Kolesar as celebrant. Interment will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville.

   Memorial contributions may be sent to Helping Heroes; 2005 Eoff St. - Suite 200; Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Borkoski Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio
555 E. Market Street
Cadiz, OH 43907

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borkoski Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio
555 E. Market Street
Cadiz, OH 43907

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
March 19, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Casimir Catholic Church
221 Hanna Avenue
Adena, Ohio 43901

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