Loading, Please Wait...
Daily Journal
     July 8, 2020      #93-190 KDJ
Ray Olley

Chris Breach

WWII veteran passes away on Fourth of July 

By Jeff Bonty

MANTENO — World War II veteran Raymond “Ray” J. Olley, 97, died at his home on the Fourth of July.

“It was very fitting that he passed away on a patriotic day like that,” said Eric Peterson, founder of Project Headspace and Timing. “He was an amazing guy.”

Olley’s death came just four months after the love of his life, Mary Jane, passed away in February. They were married for 73 years.

Olley was one of five brothers who enlisted in various military branches ...

1 of 1
With a NEWSPAPER TICKET, you can finish this article plus gain access to a growing library of on-demand news and entertainment. CLICK HERE to buy a ticket, or CLICK HERE to sign-in the ticket you already have.
Eric Peterson, founder of Project Headspace and Timing, talks to his friend Ray Olley. Peterson headed the project to restore Olley’s childhood canoe in September 2018. The canoe was painted to match the LSM311, the ship Olley served on during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Olley, a World War II vetera

Jeff Bonty
With the Clean Ticket Company, your money goes to those who do the work!
Nancy on BROTHER GEORGE BBQ @ 12/14/2020
well written...makes me hungry!
Nancy on Kankakee awarded… @ 12/14/2020
Can't hurt.....
Nancy on Scott Reeder:… @ 12/14/2020
good points by Scott
Ursala on Gary Moore:… @ 10/14/2020
"It's a comment.", he says.
Ursala on A historic… @ 10/14/2020
Comment section.
Ursala on Scott Reeder:… @ 10/01/2020
Post your thoughts or opinions here.
Ursala on Gary Moore: Are you… @ 09/17/2020
Ursala on Manteno native's… @ 09/17/2020
shadow on Region's… @ 09/09/2020
Excellent article
shadow @ November 15, 2020, 6:18 pm
I fully agree.
Ursala on Bradley Elementary… @ 09/03/2020
Post your comments for the world to see!