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Ray Charles Poppenger, Jr.

May 19, 1981 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 40)

Obituary

Ray Charles Poppenger, Jr., 40, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, January 7, 2022 in his residence.

Born May 19, 1981, he was the son of Ray Charles (Sherry) Poppenger, Sr. and Gina Michelle Cornelius.  He was a member of the New Brighton United Methodist Church, where he served as a former Choir Director and Youth Director.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Diane Cornelius; a brother, Joshua (Dawn) Kovacick; two sisters, Tammy (Robert) Forrest and Tomie (Brian) Kalinowski; his aunts and uncles, Kim (Bucky) Inman, Jane (Gary) Spencer, Michael Cornelius III , John (AmyRene) Cornelius, and Lee (Lynn) Long; a niece, Shyanne; two nephews, Kaden and Connor; eight cousins; his partner, Frank McCabe; and his beloved dog, Kacy.

Ray was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl W. and Helen Poppenger; and his maternal grandfather, Michael Cornelius, Jr.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME-1133 Penn Ave., New Brighton-www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  He will lie in state on Tuesday from 10am until the time of service at 11am at the New Brighton United Methodist Church- 1033-6th Ave. New Brighton.  Pastor Gary Hilton will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Ray’s name to the Beaver County Humane Society- 3394 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa PA 15001.

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 10, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
New Brighton, Penn Ave, Slima

Visitation
Monday
January 10, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gabauer Funeral Home
1133 Penn Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

Lying in State
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Brighton United Methodist Church
1033 6th Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

Funeral Service
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

11:00 AM
New Brighton United Methodist Church
1033 6th Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

Donations

Beaver County Humane Society
3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa PA 15001

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