Raymond M. Pelzel, Jr.

April 3, 1947 - October 3, 2021

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PELZEL, Raymond M., Jr.

Beloved husband of the late Katherine J. Pelzel. Loving father of Stacy (Kurt) Rothert. Dear grandfather of Nathan and Kelly Rothert. Brother of Daniel Pelzel, Lisa (William) Curran, and the late Julie Bowen. Brother-in-law of Kenneth (Carol) Witskin. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and friends. Raymond retired from WCPO and worked in television broadcasting in Cincinnati for 35 years. Passed away October 3, 2021 at age 74. Memorial Visitation will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 5720 Hamilton Mason Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011, on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 10 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wounded Warriors Project.


Janet A Martin - Oct 18, 2021
Lisa, Dan, and Stacey. I am heartbroken to hear of Michael's passing. Such great memories of your family visiting the farm many summers. Love always.
Constance E Eichhold - Oct 11, 2021
So sorry for the lose of Ray. He was a wonderful man. I met him at several Eichhold gatherings. Always a gentleman. May God Bless you and your family at this difficult time.
Melissa Lohman - Oct 7, 2021
We met Ray through his loving wife Kathy. My favorite memories are when we would meet at Angela and Charlie’s (his in-laws). We would all talk and laugh and reminisce. Ray would listen to stories and then throw a few zingers in. We were blessed to know him. Rest in peace Ray and give everyone a hug for us. Bob and Melissa Lohman
Loretta Chambers - Oct 6, 2021
Ray Pelzel, Was one of my work brothers. That shared a special space in my work life. In my early years working in television before Ray left channel 19, When I had a question on the cart machines or the audio patch panels it was like going to school. He made sure that I understood how the patch panel worked. I remembered how excited he was when he adopted his son and when he and Kathy were married. Those are good memories for me. Sad to hear of his passing. My Deepest Sympathy.
Jay Adrick - Oct 6, 2021
Ray way a fellow Xavier University classmate and Communications major. Rest In Peace my friend.
Deborah A French - Oct 6, 2021
Ray and Kathy were such good friends of ours. We had many fun times with them, usually playing cards. We will miss him.
StoryPoint Powell - Oct 6, 2021
Sending your family love and light during this difficult time. Ray was such an incredible man and we were honored to know and love him. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Paul Saas - Oct 6, 2021
Our deepest condolences to all. I worked with Ray at WXIX.
Kevin Jones W8KJ - Oct 6, 2021
Ray was a great guy and active member of our ham radio club. Rest in peace 73 Ray, SK
Greg Reams - Oct 5, 2021
I worked with Ray at WCPO . He was a great mentor for and friend I saw at the alumni lunches. I am happy my path crossed his.