Raymond F. Orzechowski ( LEICESTER, N.C.)

LEICESTER, N.C. - Raymond "Ray" Francis Orzechowski, 55, of Leicester passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Staten Island, NY, he was the son of Regina Mosten Orzechowski of Leicester and the late Stanislaus Anthony Orzechowski. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Orzechowski Russell. During the Vietnam War, Ray proudly served in the U.S. Army, and then moved to Daytona, FL before moving to Leicester. He had a passion for the great outdoors. Surviving is his significant other and hearts best beat, Margaret "Peg" Miller of Leicester; sons, Raymond F. Orzechowski Jr. and wife Julie of N. Augusta, SC, Brian A. Orzechowski and wife Heather of Martinez, GA, William "Billy" Orzechowski and wife Brandy of N. Augusta, SC; brother, "Stanley" Orzechowski Jr. and wife Patricia of Augusta, GA; eight wonderful grandchildren, and his loving canine companion, Minnie. Services will be held at a later date. An online register is available at www.ashevillemortuaryservices .com.

The Augusta Chronicle-May 31, 2010