Bilott, Raymond L.


Lt. Col. Raymond L.

Lt. Col. Raymond L. Bilott (USAF Ret.), 86, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on May 2, 2021.

Ray was born on March 21, 1935, in Newark, New Jersey, to Emil Bilotta and Jessie (Raskin) Bilott. Ray received an engineering degree from

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master's degree from New Jersey Institute of technology, and a law degree from the University of Dayton.

Ray served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years, including service as a navigator during the Vietnam War, and received many commendations and medals, including the

Distinguished Flying Cross and the Legion of Merit, before

retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, Ray

obtained his law degree and pursued a second career for

another two decades as a Prosecutor for the City of Dayton, Ohio.

Ray was an avid sports enthusiast, particularly enjoying the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, but his biggest joy was his

family, especially spending time with them at family dinners, special events, and vacations. He is survived by his daughter, Bethany A. (Bilott) Lieberman (spouse Terry R. Lieberman) of Milton, Vermont, and son, Robert A. Bilott (spouse Sarah A. Barlage) of Crescent Springs, Kentucky, and his six grandchildren: Ariel V. Lieberman of Washington, D.C., Jordan A. Lieberman of Vermont, Spencer L. Lieberman of Vermont, Theodore R. Bilott of Kentucky, Charles W. Bilott of Kentucky, and Anthony A. Bilott of Kentucky.

Family is having a private service through Vaughan Funeral Home in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where Ray will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery next to his beloved wife of over 57 years, Emily (Leeton) Bilott, who passed away on March 17, 2020.

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Funeral Home Information

Vaughan Funeral Home

1010 Murdoch Ave

Parkersburg, WV