Raymond P. Mileski Jr., 47


Raymond P. Mileski Jr. passed away at home in Fairport, N.Y., of heart failure on June 15, 2010. He was 47.

Ray was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., and went to college at Buffalo State University.

Upon graduating with a liberal arts degree, he moved to Wisconsin and took a position with Serigraph in West Bend. He later moved to Grafton and became co-owner of Universe Health and Fitness Center, in the former Manchester Mall. He eventually became sole owner.

It was during this time that Ray made many friendships in the Ozaukee County area. Throughout the late 1980s Ray competed in many bodybuilding competitions and did quite well. In 1990, he won the Mr. Wisconsin title. Ray eventually sold the gym and in 1993 his career in sales took him back to New York, where he settled.

Ray often said that Wisconsin was his second home, with many fond memories and good friends.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara, and brother, Michael.
A service was held June 17 in Fairport.