Raymond (J.) Degruttola (1928 - 1994)

Raymond (J.) Degruttola
1928 - 1994
updated January 23, 2020
Raymond (J.) Degruttola was born on October 22, 1928 in Shelton, Connecticut. He was born into the J. family and married into the Degruttola family. He died on November 12, 1994 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania at age 66.

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Raymond Degruttola was born on in Shelton, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States 06484

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Raymond Degruttola died on in Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States 15717

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at Saint Clair Cemetery, 944 St.Clair Way, in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania United States 15601

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Raymond (J.) Degruttola died on November 12, 1994 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania at 66 years old. He was buried in Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He was born on October 22, 1928 in Shelton, Connecticut. There is no information about Raymond's surviving family.
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In 1928, in the year that Raymond (J.) Degruttola was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1941, by the time he was merely 13 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1965, when he was 37 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1973, at the age of 45 years old, Raymond was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1994, in the year of Raymond (J.) Degruttola's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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