Raymond W. Marek, Jr, 68, of Swansea, IL, born Sunday, July 12, 1953, in St. Louis, MO, raised in Kirkwood, MO, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022, at Memorial Care Center in Belleville, IL.
Raymond had a stellar career in restaurant management and was the owner of several Hardee’s restaurants in Florida, retiring in 2008. He was a rabid Cardinal fan and loved his Florida Gators.
He was preceded in death by his:
- parents, Raymond W. and Ethelyn, nee Baker, Marek
- brother, James Marek
Surviving are his:
- partner, Roxana Shannon of Swansea, IL
- Jeremy (Allison) Marek of Wentzville, MO
- Bryan Marek of St. Peters, MO
- Raymond W. Marek III of Collinsville, IL
- Cory (Jessica) Marek of Sarasota, FL
- Elizabeth (Sam) Wright of Collinsville, IL
- brother, Gary Marek of Kirkwood, MO
- sister, Darlene Marek of Kirkwood, MO
- Samuel Marek
- Lillian Marek
- Reynolds “Rey” Marek
- Helaina Marek
- Cameron Marek
- Chloe Wright
- Nicole Wright
- Prince Wright
- YadiLyn Wright
- Dominik Wright
Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Funeral: Private family services.
Roxanna, my sincerest sympathies are extended to you. I know the two of you have been through much together, and that only strengthened your bond with Ray. May God give you hope and comfort in your time of sorrow. Please extend my condolences to his family.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Ray was my partner in crime and a warrior, and I will miss him so much. It comforts me too know he’s at peace.
Ray was a good friend to our family. A very thoughtful man who loved his family .His partner Roxanne was a very good match for Ray so sorry she lost him at such a young age.
Thank you Rosie. You were such a good friend to him. I’ll miss him so much.
RIP, Ray, from one of your Florida friends. We shared some good times and we were tight in some rough ones, too. God bless your family and friends as everyone grieves your passing. You made the world a better place!
I am so sorry Roxana 😢. All hugs & love to you my friend🥰 If you need anything let me know. Seriously❤️I’m praying for you and his family that God Comforts you and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Ray will be missed. He was a good, selfless, praying man! I appreciate his prayers for me and especially Brock even while he was going through his own health issues. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Just finding this and sorry to find out that Ray has passed. It has been years… Naugles Restaurant early years… since I saw Ray but I have never forgotten the fun and friendship we had. Dancing, laughing, those cigars. He made a girl from California feel very much at home in St. Louis! Seems to me he left too early but I am sure he was blessed by all of you who loved him.