Raymond P. Scheffler, 67, of Penn Yan, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.

At Ray ‘s request, there will be no calling hours. A celebration of his life will be planned for a later date. Memorials may be made in Ray’s name to the Penn Yan Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 272, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527; or to the Hope Walk of Yates County, P.O. Box 174, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.

Ray was born in Cortland, the son of the late Charlotte (Luce) and Frank Scheffler.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deborah Higgins Scheffler; daughter, Sarah (Michele) Scheffler of Lake Ronkonkoma; son, Micah (Erin) Scheffler of Rochester; grandchildren, Owen and Isabel; sister, Josephine (Robert) Ranson of Mooresville, N.C.; brothers, Donald (Melody) of Groton, Edward (Eileen) of Groton, and Martin (Monica) of Clifton Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ray was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Roger.