Raymond F. Hladik was born on October 8, 1920, in Johnstown, N.Y. to Pavel (Paul) & Julia Hladik. He died on July 29, 2012, after a long illness in Fort Pierce, Fla. with his loving wife & family by his side. He was a construction foreman for Thomas W. Randall Construction for over 40 years. He was a longtime member & president of the Fulton County Mineral Club & had a love for rocks & minerals. He was the Herkimer Diamond (King). He was a member of St. Anthony's church in Johnstown. He loved traveling, gardening, reading, playing bridge, & sipping his port wine while visiting with his many friends & family. He spoke Czechoslovakian fluently.