Raymond Paul Prowak, 91, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Thursday at Iroquois Nursing Home. Born in Auburn, he moved to the Syracuse area in 1954. A graduate of Auburn East High School, Raymond was an Air Force veteran and employed with JPMorgan Chase for 37 years before retiring in 1990. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church and member and past president of the Holy Name Society. Ray benefited greatly from the loving care of his wife. This was especially evident in the last few years as his health declined and he was able to stay in his home because of her devoted care.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, the former Mary Lou Melillo; sons, James (Amy) of Rochester, Robert (Jodie Incaudo) of Syracuse and David (Christine) of Syracuse; grandchildren, Michael, Kimberly, Madison and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Emmett and Talia; and two nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Monday, December 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Face coverings are required.
Private services for family will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. To attend the live streamed service, please visit www.BuranichFH.com, click on Raymond’s obituary and then click on the Tribute Wall. Raymond will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Syracuse.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.