Roanne “Ro” Ruth Rayner, of Wilkes – Barre, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Born in Scranton on January 11, 1956 to the late Robert and Esther Calderone Rayner, the family moved to Clarks Summit where she was a graduate of Abington Heights High School Class of 1973 and the York Academy of Arts where she completed her education in graphic design. Ro was the owner and creative Art Director of Studio Ro. In addition to operating her own design studio, Ro also had held the positions of Art Director for WYOU – TV and the Wyoming Valley Healthcare System. She received multiple awards for her work throughout the years and used her talents to help several non-profits advance their cause. She was known for her fun loving spirit and affection for her dog Sweetie Pie.
She is survived by two brothers: Robert Rayner, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Coatesville and Dr. Richard Rayner and his wife Leslie of Middletown, PA; three nephews Joshua Stratton-Rayner and his wife Ashley of Philadelphia, Stephen Rayner and his wife Ruth of Broomfield, CO; and Jason Rayner, San Francisco; a newly born great nephew, Luca Stratton-Rayner; and many Calderone cousins.
Cremation to follow at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
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