Stephen Alan Raign, age 71, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Raign was born in Wilmington on April 15, 1946, son of the late Harry B. and Margaret Mundorff Raign. Steve graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School, Temple University and Wilmington College. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, including one year in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal. After 32 years of service, Steve retired in 2002 from the Delaware Department of Transportation. He continued his employment with Kercher Engineering, Inc. and Gebhart Funeral Homes until his passing.
Steve was a 49-year active member of the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company. He humbly served on many committees and in many leadership roles over the years. In 2016, he was elected Director Emeritus. He was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church, the Corvette Club of Northern Delaware and played the banjo with the Greater Wilmington String Band and the Back Bay Strummers.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Elaine Williamson Raign; daughter, Jennifer R. Fleming and her husband, Donald of Newark, Delaware; his son, Stephen “Michael” Raign and his wife, Jamie of Landenberg, PA; and his much-loved grandchildren, Madeline O. Fleming, Brendan P. Fleming and Julia A. Raign. He is also survived by his brother, Phillip H. Raign and his wife, Stephanie; his sister, Dolores R. Weaver and her husband, Richard; as well as nieces and nephews.
Steve loved golfing, the beach and spending time with his family.
A Viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 11:00 a. m. at the Gebhart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Raign may be made to the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company, 1006 Brandywine Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19809.
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