LEWISTON — Raymond G. Vachon, 60, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, after complications from Multiple Myeloma. He was born in Lewiston on September 10, 1957, the son of Gerard and Jeannette (Beaulieu) Vachon.

He was a graduate of Lewiston High School, and met and married the love of his life the former Joline Fournier and together shared over 41 years together.

In 1991, Joline and Ray were blessed with their only child Gerard.

Raymond was a welder for Bath Iron Works for over 40 years, and was just awarded nationally the American Distinguished Welder Award for 2018.

He was an avid fisherman who was affectionately known as the “Striper King,” and was also an avid follower of his son’s music and sports activities. He was known for his talent as a “Pit Master” of family barbecues.

Survivors include his wife, Joline of Lisbon Falls; his son, Gerard of Brunswick; one sister Linda Begin and husband, Ray; a special niece Michelle Blais of Lewiston, as well as many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Family would like to thank Dr. Nicholette Erickson and all the nurses at CMMC Oncology.

Memorial services honoring Ray’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24 at the funeral home.

Memorial donations online may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org.

Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday only from 6-8 p.m. at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston (784- 4023).

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.