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Raymond J. Martin, Retired Staff, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on January 28, 2009. Mr. Martin was the Asst. Director CEC, Univ. Inn & Conf. Ctr.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Route 27), Metuchen, ( Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at the funeral home, followed by a 10:15 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Metuchen. Interment will be in Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway.

Raymond J. Martin, Sr., 82, of Rahway, parishioner at St. John's Catholic Church, Linden, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Rahway Hospital. He was born in Homestead, Pa. and was a resident of Metuchen for 30 years before moving to Rahway in 1986. Raymond retired from the U.S. Army in 1966 as a sergeant first class officer. He spent his last seven Army years as a recruiting officer in Perth Amboy. After retiring from the Army, he worked for Rutgers University as Assistant Director of Continuing Education in New Brunswick and retired after 20 years of service.
Raymond was predeceased by his loving wife, Virginia Cloherty Martin, in 1985; his siblings, Ann, Edward, Eleanor, John, Mary, Nicholas, and Pauline; and a grandson, Robert Stevenson Jr. He is survived by his beloved partner, Alma Chiaravallo of 23 years; his siblings, Clifford, Donald, Elmer, George, Sister Gertrude, and Verna May; his children, Mary L. Martin of Highland Park, Deborah Dennehy of Lewisville, Texas, Patricia and Robert Stevenson of Highland Park, Raymond J. Jr. and Celeste Martin of Glenn Gardner, and Daniel N. Martin of Venice Beach, Calif., Joseph and Sandy Chiaravallo of Toms River, Linda and Jim Neville of Springfield, and Patty Bell of Toms River; his grandchildren, Kristopher and Ali Martin, Jennifer, Joseph and Adam Augustine, Colleen and Ryan Dennehy, Lauren and Kaitlin Stevenson, Melanie and Kris Moran and Raymond P. Martin; Lisa, Jaime and Christopher Neville, and Sean and Jeffrey Bell; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Cameron Martin.
Ray was passionate about his combined family. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan and was looking forward to another Steelers Superbowl win in 2009.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Saint Macrina Hospice, 520 West Main St., Uniontown, PA., 15401.

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