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Raymond Maki Jr.

KENOSHA, Wis. - Raymond Maki Jr., age 67, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Kenosha.

Born on Nov. 20, 1954, raised in Hurley, he was the son the late of Raymond Sr. and Marlene (Moccardini) Maki.

His family relocated to Kenosha in 1965, and he grew up attending local schools. Ray was a graduate of Tremper High School, and enjoyed his time playing on their varsity football team. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

On July 15, 1983, Ray married Kathy Pickerign in Kenosha.

Throughout his life, Ray was a factory worker for MacWhyte, Case and Bodycote.

Ray was an avid sports fan for the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and Wisconsin Badgers. He enjoyed golfing, and his time on bowling leagues. Some of Ray's favorite past times were fishing and hunting. He loved taking his children out on his boat, and fishing with his grandchildren. He also really loved music and enjoyed cooking. Being an exceptional cook, his chili and spaghetti sauce were famous amongst his family and friends.

Raymond will be missed by his wife, Kathy; his children, Sara (Johnathan) Savaglio and Aaron (Samantha) Maki; his grandchildren, Peyton Savaglio, Giovanni Savaglio, Savanna Savaglio, Xavier Maki, Lilith Maki; his brother, Robert (Teri) Maki; his stepson, Shane Sorn; his uncle, Dennis Moccardini; his beloved dog, Delila.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Scott Maki.

A celebration of Ray's life will be held Saturday, June 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gile Park pavilion on the Gile Flowage in Gile.