Raymond C. Pautz “Ray”
ELMIRA - Age 76, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born in Elmira to George F. and Grace M. (Kent) Pautz. Ray was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Francis, Louis and Phillip. He is survived by wife, Sandra (Van Houten) Pautz with daughters, Caroline Fife (Max Samuels), Rebecca Perry; and grandsons, Andrew E. “Drew” Fife, lll and Garrett Fife. Also survived by Chris Bockus; sister, Shirley (John) Avedision; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Ray graduated from Troy High School class of ’59 and worked for F. M. Howell where he would have received his 50 year pin this year. He was an avid preservationist car collector and attended Hershey for 53 years. Ray was one of the founders of Finger Lakes Final 500 Oldsmobile and a member Oldsmobile Club of America, Twin Tiers Vintage Car Club, Chemung Valley Region AACA and was president in 1976 and again in 1994, Antique Car Club of America, East Grand Packards, Niagara Packards, Motor City Packards, Alleghany Packards. On Monday, February 19, there will be a private memorial service for the immediate family and after friends and family are invited to Patrick’s, 303 College Ave. at 4:00pm to celebrate Ray’s life.