April 27, 1951 - November 22, 2021
[To View The Live Stream Of This Service Click The Link Below] https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1637704988150021 Captain Raymond Stephen Girardin, USMC, RET of Conyers, GA, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital. He was 70 years of age. Captain Girardin proudly and selflessly served his country in the U.S. Marines and retired with over 20 years of service. Immediately after retirement he worked as an instructor with the ROTC program at Heritage High School for 15 years and again served the community with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Dept. for 4 years. Ray enjoyed working with his hands as demonstrated by the abundance of construction and auto projects that passed through his shop. His love for mechanics translated easily to his passion for the open road and the many miles spent on his Harley Davidson and traveling with Sheila in the RV to vacation destinations. In the evenings he found entertainment in reading war history and watching Atlanta Braves baseball. Born in the Bronx, NY on April 27th 1951. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Xavier and Frances Lillian (Drach) Girardin; 7 brothers and 2 sisters. His memory will forever be treasured by his wife, Sheila Girardin of Conyers; children, Erin and Greg Witkowski of Cleveland, GA, Matt Girardin of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, Aubry and Gavin Witkowsi, Autumn Girardin; step-children, Stoney Meredith of Powder Springs, GA, Dusty Meredith of Dallas, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Girardin of Oak Ridge, NJ, Roger and Angie Girardin of Closter, NJ; sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgette and Dale Kinney of MA, Charlotte and Joe Salamone of Harrington Park, NJ, Marion and Bobby Carmichael of Suffolk, VA, Frances Martine of Milford, PA; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Captain Girardin will be dearly missed by his family, friends and students. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Clegg officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, November 26, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Interment will take place at GA National Cemetery in Canton, GA. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask while in the building, and are encouraged to practice social distancing. Those who are unable to attend we understand, and appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Guests may sign the online register at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com.
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