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Obituary Notice – Raymond E. Wappman

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FORESTVILLE:  It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond E. Wappman, 82, of Hurlbert Road Forestville, shares that he peacefully passed away Friday, January 26th, 2024.  He was born in Buffalo, the son of the late Edward and Mabel Wappman and grew up in Hamburg.

  Raymond was a graduate of the former Baker Victory High School, Class of 1960 and received his Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from SUNY Delhi.  He started working for the New York State Department of Transportation and then enlisted into the US Army from 1963-1966 and was stationed in Korea.  Raymond then moved back to Buffalo and continued to work for NYSDOT.  He purchased a house in Forestville, met and married his wife, and eventually relocated to the Syracuse area, where he raised his family.  After 30+ years of working for NYSDOT, he retired and moved back to Forestville, where he embarked on a second career of growing and selling blueberries.

  Together with his wife, they were very involved with St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville and the Knights of Columbus Council #5356.  He loved traveling with his wife and family, being outside tending to his blueberries, riding his bike and walking through his 80 acres of land.

  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Carmen Wappman of Forestville, his children Bruce (Elizabeth) Wappman and Lorraine (Lou) Stinebiser, and his sister, Elaine (Harold) Woodcock.  While he will be greatly missed by many, none more than his three grandchildren whom he adored Bridget and Nathaniel Wappman and James Stinebiser.

  There will be no prior visitation observed.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning, January 30th at 10 o’clock from Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Center Street, Forestville, with Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn officiating.  Interment will be in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Veit Road, Hamburg, at 1 o’clock.

  The family suggests memorials may be made to Knights of Columbus Council #5356, C/O Scholarship Fund, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136.

  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences or memories go to


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