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Raymond Shook, Jr.

May 6, 2020

Raymond Edward Shook, Jr., 92, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on April 29, 2020 at Arbor Oaks Long Term Memory Care facility.

Raymond was born on October 23, 1927 to Raymond and Margaret Shook of Muncy, PA. After graduating from high school, he went on to study mechanical engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA graduating with a B.S. degree in 1948.?

After graduation he worked in the pulp and paper industry, developing and patenting several manufacturing improvements.

Raymond married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Brass, on December 23, 1948. They journeyed through life together and moved to St. Petersburg, FL in 1972 where he owned and operated the Hickory Farms of Ohio franchises. After selling the franchises, he built and created the Florida Orange Groves Winery where he?worked tirelessly until his retirement in 2017.?

Raymond is survived by his wife of 71 years, Gladys B. Shook, his sister Catharine Keene, his son Vincent R. Shook, his daughter Jane S. Rayhack, his four grandchildren: Lance C. Shook, B. Grace Shook, Brian J. Rayhack, Kristin Rayhack Vorndran and three great-grandchildren: Asher Vorndran, Cecily Vorndran, and Colette Grace Shook.

He was a remarkable, enterprising, and innovative man who was loved and cherished. He will be sorely missed.