Ray J. Taft, age 73, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, with his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane (Gureczny) by his side. He was born on June 6, 1948 in Oil City, son of Ray and Clara Taft.
Ray was a 1966 graduate of Venango Christian High School where he enjoyed acting and working in the print shop. He served in U.S. Army as an Offset Pressman, stationed in Korea where he earned an Expert Marksmanship Badge and Armed Forces Exemplary Medal during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Printing Concepts in 2013.