Raymond J. Lasky, 69, Vietnam vet, owned Total Media Associates, professional photographer

By on April 11, 2018

Raymond Joseph Lasky, 69, of Lititz, passed away April 4, 2018.

He was the loving husband of Marilyn Lasky (Ellingwood) for 42 years.

He was the beloved father of David Lasky, married to Kerri Lasky; and Faith Higley (McLaughlin), married to Rick Higley; and the cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren. He was also the treasured brother of Joanne Lasky Williamson.

Raymond was born in Middletown, Conn., to Clarence Lasky and Alda Lasky (Bernat).

During the Vietnam War, Raymond served in the United States Air Force, with his service including support for the Apollo Program at Cape Kennedy, Fla. Additionally, he served at Murphy Dome, Alaska, as part of the Strategic Air Defense Command.

Raymond worked for 26 years at the ITT Hartford Insurance Group, as a technical director and emerging technology strategist. In this role he won ITT’s Best Idea of the Year award and pioneered the launch of one of the first commercial sites on the internet. He was the owner of Total Media Associates, and was a professional photographer, Photoshop retoucher and trainer. Raymond also served on the board of directors of the National Kidney Foundation and Community Health Charities in Connecticut.

Raymond was currently attending Calvary Church in Lancaster. He loved relating to people and sharing his faith in practical ways. While in the Air Force, his Christian faith began through the ministry of the Navigators. During the 42 years that he was a Christian, he served in several churches as an adult Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, a deacon, and he was active in evangelism and discipleship.

Raymond’s interests included being a nature explorer, survivalist, kayaker, HAM radio operator and constant seeker of truth.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on April 12. Services will begin at Charles F Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, with a 10 a.m. visitation with the family, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., with Rev. James Dunne officiating. Services will conclude with interment with military funeral honors at 1:30 p.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The Bridge Christian Radio, at bridgeradio.org.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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