Raymond L. "Raymie" Mac Cheyne of 9731 Route 89, Trumansburg passed away unexpectedly at the Cayuga Medical Center on Friday, April 25, 2003 after a brief illness at the age of 68.

Born in Trumansburg on September 5, 1934, Raymie was the son of Clifford L. and Marion E. "Mermie" Goodrich Mac Cheyne.

As an Honorary Member of the Trumansburg Fire Dept., Raymie was always eager to be of assistance in any way possible. He became a well-recognized figure over the years with his position on the back of the fire truck during the Fireman's Parade, tossing candy to everyone.

Raymie could often be found at the IGA in Trumansburg as he helped his dear friends Jim and the late Alice Crimmins in their store. The Old Pump House in Trumansburg was another favorite place where Raymie felt welcome at any time.

He followed the NASCAR circuit closely as he wrestled with which of his favorites to root for, among them were Wallace, Elliott and the Earnhardt's. Raymie was also a NY Yankees and NY Giants fan extraordinaire who never missed a game on TV.

In addition to his parents, Raymie was preceded in death by his "Aunt Mike", Uncle Lew Raymond and Dorla Cronk. He is survived by his sister, Patricia J. Plataniotis of Trumansburg; a cousin, Deborah Nottke of Trumansburg and her children, Stevey Vanessa, Benjamin and Michael : a cousin Luann Bennett and her children Sean, Ryan, Kayla and Leequan and many additional cousins and friends.

The family will be present to receive their friends at the funeral home on Monday (today) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Services will be held at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Pete Hood officiating. Reception immediately following at the American Legion on Seneca Road.

Contributions in Raymie's memory may be directed to the Trumansburg Fire and Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 418, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Additional information may be obtained from the funeral home by calling 1-888-534-5446.

Page Submitted By: Joseph L. Sibley, Director