Deacon Raymond J. Kroger, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, September 30, 2021. He was 85 years old.
Deacon Ray was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on July 3, 1982. He was assigned to St. Margaret of York Parish, Loveland, upon ordination. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for thirty-nine years, first at Holy Family Parish in Price Hill, then at St. Margaret of York.
Deacon Ray leaves his wife, Mary, to whom he was married for 65 years. He also leaves three daughters, two sons and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by their son, Mark, in 1979.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5-8 PM at St. Margaret of York Parish. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. Margaret of York, 9499 Columbia Rd., Loveland. The deacon community is invited to attend and vest for the Mass.
Please keep the repose of the soul of Deacon Ray Kroger in your prayers, as well as for peace and comfort for his wife, Mary, and their family.