Raymond Paledino

April 1, 1947 — Nov. 4, 2009

MITCHELL — Raymond “Buddy” Paledino left us on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. He left behind family and friends broken hearted and lost. To his wife and children, Cathie, Alycia, and Sam Paledino, he was fearless and indomitable. To us, he was bigger than this life. We will never see his like again. We love him much.

He was born April 1, 1947, in Alabama, to Joe and Jane Paledino. His parents, Joe and Ruby Paledino, preceded him in death. Left behind are sisters, Sally Covey Burton and husband Jack of Orleans, Cathy Paledino Horner and husband John of Indianapolis, and one brother Joey Paledino and his companion Regina Chapman of Bedford.

Buddy had earned Eagle Scout distinction in high school, he graduated from Shawswick High School in 1965. As a young man, he served two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a tool & die maker at GM Powertrain in Bedford, retiring in 2006. He was a member of UAW Local No. 440, and member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club.

Family and friends may share Buddy stories at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Bedford Boat Club.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Planned Parenthood of Indiana, 717 Lincoln Ave. Bedford, IN 47421.