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Ray J. Modic 1929-2013 - Polka Hall of Fame

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Ray J. Modic 1929-2013 - Polka Hall of Fame

Posted: 1366215087000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Tercek, Somrak
WILLOUGHBY – Ray J. Modic, 83, was born on Aug. 3, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Frances (Tercek) Modic and was a Lake County, Ohio resident for over 50 years.

He passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his residence in Willoughby, Ohio.

He was the beloved husband of
62 years to Harlene E. (Thorne-McCain) Modic; loving father of Bryan R. Modic of Willoughby and Brett (Linda) R. Modic of Poland, Ohio; cherished grandfather of Jason, Jennifer, Lindsay, Jessica, Brett, Jenna and Brianna; great-grandfather of Angelina, Brooke, Brayden, Marshall and Gianna; son of the late John and Frances (Tercek) Modic; brother of Jean Somrak of Willoughby and Milan Modic (deceased); and brother-in-law of Mary DeVries and Harry Somrak (deceased).
He is also survived by his nieces and nephews.

Ray was a member of the Polka Hall of Fame, a member of the Polkats and a member of the Raymond’s, who played every Sunday on Polka Varieties.

He was very active in sports, both enjoying coaching and participating with his sons and grandchildren in all sports. He was a former member of the Willoughby South Boosters.

The family will receive friends at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave. in Willoughby on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., where a memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be private.

Please visit for more information.

Name: Modic, John F.
Date: May 25 1972
Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #136.
Notes: Modic. John F. Modic, beloved husband of Frances (nee Tercek), dear father of Ray, Mrs. Harry (Jean) Somrak and the late Milan, grandfather, brother of Matt, Louis and the deceased; Primos, Joseph and Tomas.
Friends received Zele Memorial Chapel, 458 E. 152nd St., where services will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. and St. Paul's Church (Euclid) at 10 a.m.
Visiting Thursday 2-5 And 7-9 P.M.
Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Name: Modic, Milan
Date: Mar 29 1955
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #136.
Notes: Modic, Milan, beloved husband of Mary (nee Sheehy), dear father of Robert and William, son of John and Frances Modic, brother of Raymond and Mrs. Jennie Somrak, late residence, 19316 Shawnee Ave.
Friends may call at Jos. Zele & Sons Memorial Chapel, 458 E. 152 St., where services will be held Wednesday, at 8:45 a.m. and St. Paul's Church (Chardon Rd.), at 9:30 a.m


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