Raymond Nackoney, age 74, passed away on April 19, 2018. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Balch); loving father of Lauren, Cristin (Auggie) Negele, David and Donald; son of the late Walter and Genevieve Nackoney; brother of Denny (Judy) Nackoney and Ruth (Bob) McCullough; brother-in-law of George (Allyson) Balch, the late Robert Balch, Bonnie Balch, Mary Ann (Lee) Erb; and loving uncle to many nieces and a nephew. Born in Philadelphia on June 16, 1943. Graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Mathematical Physics and University of Chicago with a PhD in Astrophysics. Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago for his career. He had an insatiable intellect and a love of the outdoors. Most of all, he cherished his time with family. Friends of the family may visit Friday April 27, 2018 from 4:00pm until 7:00 pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. The visitation will continue on Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10:00am until the time of the funeral mass at 11:00am at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL. Flowers are welcome; donations may be sent to the Les Turner ALS Foundation.