Raeann (Saliola) Guiley, age 56, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. She was born March 6, 1966 in Canton, OH to the late Raymond and Susanna (Rocci) Saliola. Raeann was the owner of Pink Oil LLC. She graduated from Miami University and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.
Raeann is survived by her husband, Richard Guiley, a sister, Annette (John) Rosenberg; a brother John (Jennifer) Saliola and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Jackson.
Raeann was blessed with a charismatic smile, sparkling eyes and an enthusiastic personality that made people gravitate to her for leadership. When Raeann walked into a room, she always brightened it for the better. Her self-made business, Pink Oil LLC, trained as many of Ohio’s oil field workers as all her competitors combined because employers and employees wanted her classes. Learning from Raeann became a badge of honor with students proudly wearing her pink oil safety sticker.
Raeann used those same signature talents as a community organizer. As the former president of the Louisville Constitution Day Committee, she organized an event with 10,000 participants. And as a founder of the Louisville Community Foundation, millions of dollars were provided tax benefits to build a new football stadium. And when funds were needed to pass the school levy for new public buildings, she partnered with Todd Pugh and they raised more money for the campaign than any prior campaign ever had. When a seemingly impossible community project needed accomplished, Raeann was the person the community called upon to solve it.
By far, her favorite project was Umbrella Alley. She successfully rallied the community to give funds, equipment, materials and labor to build what has become Louisville’s shining public art attraction. With tens of thousands of people visiting, 16,000 Facebook followers, magazine cover photos, television specials and newspaper spotlights, she provided the bricks, mortar, money and materials to change the image of the City of Louisville with the creation of Umbrella Alley.
In keeping with her faith in God, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Saturday morning at St. Louis Church in Louisville. Calling hours will be 5-7pm Friday evening at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Raeann will be laid to rest in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Louisville Community Foundation (to benefit Umbrella Alley) P.O. Box 448, Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
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