The Obit For Ray Rosenwinkel

Raymond L. Rosenwinkel

Published in Star-Gazette on July 13, 2011

Corning: Raymond L. Rosenwinkel, age 87, of Sharwill Place in Corning, NY died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Corning Hospital.

Ray was born in Bloomingdale, IL on December 20, 1923, to George and Alma (Edecker) Rosenwinkel. He served his country during World War II in the US Navy aboard the USS Hilbert.

From 1948 to 1953 he played professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Athletics organizations. In 1952, Ray met and married Jane Marland while he was playing third base for the Corning A's. He settled down in Corning and enjoyed a long career with Corning Glass Works, retiring in 1984.

Ray had many wonderful friends.

After retirement he enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Florida and Myrtle Beach, and spending time with his family. Ray was also an active member of Faith Lutheran Church.

His survivors include his wife, Jane; two children, Katherine (Mark) Adelson of Fayetteville, NY and Thomas (Wendy) Rosenwinkel of Corning; his sister, Eleanor (Carl) Ross of Olathe, KS; two brothers, Leonard (Jeanne) Rosenwinkel and Robert (Carol) Rosenwinkel, both of Wheaton, IL; five grandchildren, Katie Rosenwinkel, Amy (Justin) Starkey, Travis Rosenwinkel, Leah Adelson, and Cara Adelson; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning.

Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Raymond's name to Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First Street, Corning, NY 14830 or to Founders Pavilion, 205 E. First Street, Corning, NY 14830.