He was born in La Salle on May 15, 1929 to John and Anna (Nieznelski) Samolinski.
He was employed by Westclox for over 25 years, and was a member of St. Hyacinth Church., and a life time member of St. Stephen’s Society.
He is survived by: A brother, Lawrence Samlin of La Salle, a sister in-law Marge Samolinski, of Oglesby, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great -great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, 7 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 half-brothers and 1 half-sister.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh.com
Raymond had a great sense of humor and love for his polka music. He was an avid Cub fan. In the past he enjoyed going on fishing trips. His greatest love was for his family. For many of years he cared for his mother and his sister Helen. He was the family’s historian. His recollection of family events and dates were remarkable. He will be dearly missed by all.
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