Raymond A. Wescott, 78, of Cortland, New York, passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 8th, 2023. Raymond was born on December 26th, 1944 to Frank and Francis Manning.
After graduating from Cortland High School in 1963, Raymond proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. He received various military honors for his service and marksmanship, including the
Vietnam Service Medal. He retired from Endicott Machine and Tool Co. where he worked for 26 years. Raymond
loved to hunt, fish, play the lottery, and he was a frequent visitor at Hyde’s Diner. The last decade of Raymond’s life was spent as a devoted caregiver to those he loved most. He cared for his late wife, Louise before she lost her battle with cancer in 2015. Since Louise’s death, Raymond has been the sole caretaker of their disabled son, Logan.
Raymond is survived by his children: Raymond “Jay” Wescott, Matthew Wescott, Mike Wescott, Paulette (Clayton) Smith, Lyndsee (Christopher) Mott, Amanda (Jeremy) Morey, Christopher Wescott, and Logan Wescott; his siblings: Art Manning, Carolyn Plummer, Joyce Nadge, and Cathy Smith; his grandchildren: Brett Wescott, Brittany Henry, Justin Renfroe, Corey Wescott, Daniel Wescott, Zachary Wellman, Matthew Morey, Cheyenne Mott, Thomas Morey, and Oliver Mott, several great grandchildren and his companion, Vivian Powers.
Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Francis Manning, his brother, Frank Manning, and his wife, Louise M. Wescott.
A service will be scheduled for Spring 2024.
Donations in Raymond’s memory can be made to Franziska Racker Centers, Administrative Offices, 3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca NY, 14850 in support of the ongoing services provided to individuals with special needs.