Reverend Raymond A. Sistek
YORK – Raymond A. Sistek, 77, of York, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022, at York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Susan G. Sistek and Julie (Strine) Walz of York who he married 12 years ago on December 27, 2009.
Raymond was born July 24, 1944, in Irwin, PA and was the son of the late Alvin and Julia (Godor) Sistek.
He graduated in 1962 from Irwin High School, Thiel College in Greenville, PA and then United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia in 1970 with a Master of Divinity. He served as a Lutheran Pastor in Cleveland Ohio, Scottdale, Franklin, Johnstown and Indiana all in PA. He was a member of the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Program, IUP Organ Scholarship Committee, Slovak Zion Synod, Friends of York County and volunteered for Normandie Ridge. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in York. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and music, especially organ concerts.
In addition to his wife, Raymond is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Sistek Cook and her husband Eric of Mount Airy, NC; his stepdaughter, Sarah R. Walz of SC; two grandchildren, James, and Miriam; his brother, Robert P. Sistek of North Huntingdon, PA; and a niece and cousins.
A memorial service for Reverend Sistek will be held in the summer of 2022 at a date and location to be determined. Arrangements have been entrusted to Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Normandie Ridge Benevolent Care, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners program or the Slovak Zion Synod.
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