|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1899|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1987|
Observer-Reporter, Washington PA, Friday 11 Dec 1987, page D 2:
Raymond E. Fife, 88, of West Grant Street, Houston, died Thursday, December 10, 1987, in McMurray Hills Manor.
He was born January 23, 1899, in Canonsburg, the son of Charles and Martha Skiles Fife.
In 1925, he founded the Fife Moving and Storage Company of Meadow Lands and was serving as chairman of the board at the time of his death.
Mr. Fife was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg where he had been a past chairman of the Trustee Board an he had previously been a Sunday school teacher. He was also a past president of the Methodist men and had been an honorary member of the official board of the church.
A 47-year member of the Motor Truck Association, he was a past president of the Washington-Greene County Chapter.
For 18 years, he had been the regional chairman for the Salvation Army in the Canonsburg-Houston area.
Mr. Fife had previously been a Boy Scout leader and was a member of the Washington Area Senior Citizens.
He was past president of the Canonsburg Houston Kiwanis Club. Mr. Fife was a member of Chariters lodge No. 297 F & AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh, the Washington Royal Arch Chapter 150, Jacques DeMolay Commandry No. 3 Knights Templar, and Syria Temple in Pittsburgh. He was also a 50-year member of the Canon Lodge No. 204 Knights of Pythias.
On September 15, 1932, he married Elizabeth Atkinson, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Stroup of Williamsburg, Va.; one son, Charles W. Fife of Houston; one granddaughter, Mrs. Beth Aranda of Williamsburg; three grandsons, Robert Orr of Columbiana, Ohio, John Orr of Williamsburg and Paul Fife of Houston; three stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Selwyn Fife, and four sisters, Genieve Jones, Rowene Atkinson, Velma Johnson and Florence Smith.
**PICTURE OF RAYMOND WITH OBIT
ALSO, same issue - FIFE, friends of Raymond E. Fife of West Grant Street, Houston, who died Thursday, December 10, 1987, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the William E. Speakman Funeral Home Ltd. of Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 14, with the Rev. James Davis, officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Gardens. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, by the Canon Lodge No. 204 Knights of Pythias also attending will be the Pythian Sister Temple No. 172 in the funeral home. Masonic Services will be Conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday by the Chartiers Lodge No. 297 F & AM in the funeral home.
Charles Edgar Fife (1874 - 1941)
Martha Louella Skiles Fife (1873 - 1951)
Elizabeth Atkinson Fife (1904 - 2002)
Raymond Edgar Fife (1899 - 1987)
Genieve Kathryn Fife Jones (1900 - 1987)*
Rowene Mae Fife Atkinson (1901 - 1977)*
Velma Sarah Fife Johnson (1903 - 1978)*
Selwyn C. Fife (1905 - 1981)*
Florence Lowella Fife Smith (1906 - 1965)*
Forest Lawn Gardens
Plot: Masonic Section, 21-D, #1
GPS (lat/lon): 40.27915, -80.12046
Created by: Cherie Atkinson Clark
Record added: Sep 06, 2007
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