Raymond F. Schuler, 92, of Lone Pine, Washington County, died Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Born on February 8, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Raymond was the youngest son of the late Hubert Joseph Schuler and Theresa Kohler Schuler. A native of Mount Oliver, Raymond graduated from Central Catholic High School and from Duquesne University with a degree in Business Administration. He also attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Schuler joined US Steel in 1947 as a trainee at the McKeesport National Works, worked in the downtown Pittsburgh office for several years and then proceeded on to Christy Parks USS, where they manufactured ordinance casings and large scale pressure cylinders for submarines, as Superintendent of Stores. He retired in 1978 with thirty years of service.
An active member of the Army Reserves for 42 ½ years, Lt. Col. Schuler served on active duty in World War II and in the Korean War as an Army Artillery Observation Pilot. He loved flying and was a pilot for 59 years. During his military career he qualified to fly 26 fixed wing aircraft and six helicopter types and logged in over 11,000 flying hours. Mr. Schuler was a member of the PA Wing Civil Air Patrol for 20 years and was Wing Commander for four years. He was also a member of the AOPA, EAA, MOAA, MOWW, ROA, and the Elks for many years.
Mr. Schuler was preceded in death by his first beloved wife Anna M. Fess Schuler of Mount Oliver, PA and his second loving wife Dolores A. Shade Schuler of Altoona, PA. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Hubert J. Schuler of Fairfield Glade, TN, and Paul J. Schuler of Sumter, SC. He is survived by his four children, Beverly A. Diurba (Larry) of Mars, PA, Stephen P. Schuler (Susan) of Carnegie, Mary Christine Detwiler (Timothy) of Elizabeth, and Mark J. Schuler (Joyce) of Washington, PA; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Schuler was a member of the ImmaculateConception Church in Washington, PA. He was much loved by his family and will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received on Monday-August 10, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, SusanFalvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday-August 11, 2015 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow at 1:00p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, Pa. 15017. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Army. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 331 S. Main St. Washington Pa. 15301 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave. Ste. E-201 Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222-4256. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com