Raymond J. Kestner

August 27, 1930 - October 22, 2016

Raymond J. Kestner, 86, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Strongsville, passed away on October 22, 2016.

Raymond obtained his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in education at Purdue University, and pursued post masters studies at Case Western Reserve University. He spent nearly 50 years in the education profession commencing at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette, Indiana, various positions including assistant principal at North Royalton High School and various administrative positions including Assistant Superintendent for the Strongsville School District. Raymond and Mildred retired initially to Bradenton, Florida and ultimately became residents at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred, his son Michael Kestner (Pamela), his daughter Donna Kay (Joseph) and son Dave Kestner (Carla), grandchildren Brad Kestner, Elizabeth Anquillare, Christine Kay and Joseph Kay and great grandchildren Ruby Anquillare and Grace Kestner. Raymond was born in Calumet, Michigan and was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary (nee Sedlar) and his brothers Bernard and John.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday October 29, 2016 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Rd., Fort Myers, Florida 33908.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cypress Cove Employee Appreciation Fund in care of Northern Trust Corporation 10200 Cypress Cove Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ft. Myers, is entrusted with final care.


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