Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert “Ray” Tunney

Robert “Ray” Tunney, age 78, of Shelby, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.

He was born April 17, 1935 in West Brownsville, PA the son of the late Clifford and Mabel (McCleary) Tunney. He was a graduate of California High School in California, PA. Ray was a supervisor at Firestone in Shelby and retired after 28 years of service. After his retirement, he was the canteen manager for the Shelby Eagles for 10 years. Ray loved to play golf at Woody Ridge and was an avid gardener and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. However his greatest joy was his family whom he adored. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his wife: Shirley Heath Tunney, whom he married on January 4, 1961; a daughter: Susan (Marvin) Jose of Shelby; a son: Bob (Rhonda) Tunney of Shelby; 4 granddaughters: Trisha (Craig) Harvey, Jessica Jose, Terri Tunney, Lorraine Tunney; a great grandson: Karsen Homan;  a step grandson: Travis (Tricia) Rieman; step great granddaughters: Hannah, Allyssa, Kassidy Rieman; a brother: Walter Tunney and a sister: Kathleen Holzapfel both of PA. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

 Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Helpline Ministries, 29 ½ Walnut Street, Shelby, OH  44875.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Beth Snyder says:

    My heart breaks for you and your family Susan. What a wonderful family you have! Your dad was just an amazing man, wonderful father and loved by many. Lots of prayers and thoughts for you. Love ya!

  2. Kathy Hoskins says:

    Susan and family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything you need please let me know. Love ya!

  3. Barry Claytor says:

    Sorry to hear about loss of Ray. He was one of my many Supervisors I had many years ago while working for Firstone at C.O.I.P. He was a fair and honest man. May he R.I.P. And may God Bless him and his Family.
    Sincerely Barry Claytor and Family

  4. Kris Deaner says:

    Prayers to the Tunney Family. Your father/husband was one of a kind. amazing, smart funny…. to say the least. There is not many childhood memories I have that didn’t revolve around their home. He took me in when my own father didn’t with open arms and for that I will forever be grateful. I remember the many trips to Pa to visit family(Go Steelers!!!!) camping trips ect… he could make a stranger feel welcome. R.I.P. Ray I will always have a spot in my heart for you. Love ya

  5. Greg Ratliff says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Ray was a great man and everyone that crossed his path couldn’t help but like him! He always made me feel welcome at your home. R.I.P. Ray, your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Michael, Natalie, Josiah, and Alese Graves says:

    Dear Miss Susan,

    We were so sorry to hear of your father’s unexpected passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God wraps His arms around you at this difficult time and blesses you with many happy, loved memories.

    The Graves Family

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