In Loving
Memory

Raymond (Ray) Francis Siewert, Jr.

March 14, 1931 – June 23, 2024

Raymond (Ray) Francis Siewert, Jr., of Louisa, Virginia, was called to rest by The Lord on June 23, 2024.  Born in Chicago in 1931 to Martha and Raymond F. Siewert, Sr., Ray is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Maureen Smith Siewert; and daughter, Margaret Siewert Gahan.  Ray was a graduate of the University of Illinois (BS) and George Washington University (MS).  A lifelong Aeronautical Engineer, Ray served his Country as a pilot in the US Army from 1955-1958 and worked in Research & Development on multiple notable aircraft projects as a civilian for North American Aviation, the US Navy and the US Department of Defense.  Ray was instrumental on the development team for the RA-5C Vigilante project while at North American Aviation and served on development teams for the F-14 and F-16 military aircraft, as well as numerous other fixed and rotary-wing design & development projects in his career until he retired from the Department of Defense in 1992.  Ray stayed informed on current events in aviation right up until his death.

Ray passed peacefully surrounded by family and is survived by his six remaining children, Mary Siewert Ward (Roanoke, VA), Joan Siewert Stromberg (La Grange, KY), Raymond Francis, III (Largo, FL), William Charles (Louisa, VA), Maureen Siewert Meyers (Atlanta, GA), and Patrick James (Richmond, VA).  Ray and Maureen’s legacy includes 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  A devout Roman Catholic, Ray’s legacy lives on with his family as he rests in Eternal Peace with his love, Maureen.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Mineral, Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Friday, June 28, 2024 St. Jude’s Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation

Location

Saint Jude Catholic Church
1937 Davis Highway
Mineral, Virginia 23117

Date

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Time

6 until 8pm

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Funeral Service

Location

Saint Jude Catholic Church
1937 Davis Highway
Mineral, Virginia 23117

Date

Friday, June 28, 2024

Time

11am

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Committal Service

Location

Saint Jude Catholic Church
1937 Davis Highway
Mineral, Virginia 23117

Date

Friday, June 28, 2024

Time

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