• Craciun Funeral Home
    Westlake, OH
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Raymond M. Barda 1965 - 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dear Marissa and Family, We were very sorry to learn of Ray's passing. He was way too young, but, now, is an angel on your shouders. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, today and always. I haven't seen you for a long time, but we are forever family, and forever connected! Blessings, and Love, Your cousin, Diane Kersting Adams and Family. (So. Oregon)
Saturday, March 09, 2013
We offer continued support to you especially in the days ahead. For the short period of time we knew Ray he will be remembered as a remarkable family man with an enduring sense of humor. You are all a testament to his good works--
With love, Kristi, Bob, Katie and Amie
Friday, March 08, 2013
Marisa and family,
We were so sorry to read of Ray's passing in the paper and are keeping you in our prayers. Unfortunately we could not make it to the wake but would love to get together with you when you are able. It sounds like Ray was a wonderful person. We have been reminiscing about you and your great smile and laugh- always bringing joy to everyone around you.Please know that many are thinking of you and your kids at this time. We hope you will get in touch when you can.
Love, Jim and Kelley Chokan
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Marissa & Family - We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your children in our thoughts and prayers.
Sue & Roland and John Walker
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
You all are in my thoughts and payers during this difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Dear Marge and Ray and the Barda Family.
I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I am also sorry I never got to know him, from what has been said of him, since I moved to Texas. I am sure you were very proud of him. My heart goes out to you my cousin - to his family and childern - may God Bless you all.
Denise(Braunitzer)Gooch
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
To the Barda Family: Simon and I are very sad we could not make it there to say goodbye. Marisa - take care of you and your kids and family.. I am sure Ray is laughing in heaven with the others that have went ahead of us. He will be a great asset to our heavenly father. It was a pleasure to have known him and have many fond memories of you all at our house and us at yours. That is what life is filled with memories, love and friends. We feel honored we were part of the best family one could call their own - The North Olmsted Police Dept. We miss you all and pray your heart will heal with this passing of Ray. Love to you all!
Simon and Missy Cesareo
Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Dear God, please keep Raymond safe and at peace. May he be there with you to watch over his wonderful family and his friends, smile and let them feel his loving presence always. So they are never alone.
Monday, March 04, 2013
What an impression I had from seeing your family today, Marissa, Chris, Stephanie and Brandon, and Ray's Mom & Dad, smiling for everyone, trying to make US feel better. Watching you with everyone there, I'll remember that. And I won't forget the way he spoke the few times I met him - down to earth, a good guy, again, like you, trying to make us feel good.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Ray - YOU were my "go to" guy. Who am I going to "go to" now? I hope you are enjoying your place in heaven, because I know you're there. I miss you, but you're in my heart. Love and God's Blessings to the entire Barda Family.
Monday, March 04, 2013
My thoughts are with the family, friends, and brothers and sisters in blue. Rest In Peace Brother...you have earned it.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.

From all of us at Collection Auto Group and MV-1 of Cleveland.
Monday, March 04, 2013
To all the loved ones of Raymond Barta. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers , we are so very sorry for your loss. We have many memories of Ray growing up, how lucky we are. Love, Duke and Andi chomoa
Monday, March 04, 2013
Just know that you now have a special guardian angel to watch over you. God Bless your family.
Monday, March 04, 2013
God Bless the Barda Family. Rest in peace Ray. The Bunch Family
Monday, March 04, 2013
Even though I only met him once, Ray seemed like a terrific dad and husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marisa and her kids. Just know that Ray is watching over you guys everyday.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Marisa,
Christopher, Stephanie, and Brandon.
Ray was a Loving, Proud Husband and Father he cherished each and every one of you and the time he had to spend with all of you.
He will not be forgotten he will always be with you, and he will live in your hearts, and memories forever.

Marisa, Ray was also an amazing friend, and we are thankful for the memories of the time we got to share with both of you. Ray will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Rusty, and Kathy McDaniel and Family
Monday, March 04, 2013
Ray has been an inspiration to me and many others that have been better for knowing him. I spent but just weekends with him camping with his boys when he went to the camper but had lots of laughs and he gave me the best advice on Police work I will ever get..Thanks for your guidance Ray..Our thoughts are with the family right now..RIP Ray.
Monday, March 04, 2013
My condolences to the family. May your loving memories bring you joy as you reflect on the special times you shared. May God's spirit bring comfort and strength to you in the days ahead.

G.C.
Monday, March 04, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Barda Family. This is a tremendous loss not only to our safety forces, but to the entire community of North Olmsted.
Monday, March 04, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Barda family. This is a tremendous loss not only to our safety forces, but to the entire community of North Olmsted.
Monday, March 04, 2013
gods blessings to you and the family
Monday, March 04, 2013
Our prayers continue to be with all of you. Ray will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. We have many cherished memories to carry with us.May the love of friends and family carry you through this difficult time.Love you all.
Monday, March 04, 2013
God needed a special angel to watch over him. My love goes out to Marisa and the kids. We will always be here for you. Love Pat & Yvette Scullin and kids.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to Marissa and family, Ray, Marge & Margie. Our prayers are with you all.

Steve & Deb (Barda) Wissner
Monday, March 04, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. His strength and courage was and will continue to be an inspiration.
Monday, March 04, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Monday, March 04, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathy, may the God of all comfort bind your broken hearts. Isaiah 61:1
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Ray was a very nice gentleman. I am so sorry for the family's loss. I didn't even know he was ill. I remember before Ray got married, we went to the Bahamas on a golf, lay in the sun trip and we had the best time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Marisa and family my heart breaks for you may God give you the peace and comfort in these next days just remember God is in charge and he only takes us when we are perfect love you the Niezgoda family.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
May your memories bring you comfort and may God's love give you peace during this difficult time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Our prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
May you find comfort that Ray is not suffering anymore. He was truly a nice guy. My thoughts go out to your family at this difficult time at the loss of your husband and father. RIP RAY.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
May God wrap his arms around you and your family during this sad time. So happy Mark and I had the pleasure of meeting a great guy. Hugs to you and your family~
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Ray, May you rest in peace. Always a GREAT person. You will be missed.
RIP...
Chuck n Lisa Holly
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. Sorry for your loss. May you find strength from your memories.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. Sorry for your loss. May you find strength from your memories.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Sending our sincere condolences on the lost of your husband/father. Your family is in our prayers.

The Fatsie Family
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Ray, May You Rest in Peace Brother!! God Bless You!!
Sunday, March 03, 2013
We are sending prayers and thoughts for your loss. He will be with you always and in your hearts forever. God bless and give you strength through tis difficult time.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Prayers for my family as you mourn a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Ray was one of the nicest people I have ever known and one of our finest Police Officers. He was a favorite amongst our Dispatchers. Ray was respectful, caring, had patience, was fun loving and had a great work ethic, but he could get tough when needed! I have been honored to have known and worked with him all these years.
Celebrating a life well lived but too short!
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Bless you Ray, you made the world a better place.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Our hope for beautiful memories and a celebration of a nice family. Please know that you are on our mind.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Rest in Peace. Prayers to family and friends.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Ray 's legacy will continue in the good deeds of those who worked with him, were friends with him and through his family. I will miss his humor and good sense, but I know that I am a better man by just knowing him.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Hanging out with my cousins on Cady road many Sundays are some of my favorite childhood memories. Mike (Ray) even though he was the oldest didn't stop him from coming out and either giving us a pounding in football or blasting a home run over the pine trees. Even the occasional cherry fight would even get him out playing with us. The age difference may have driven us apart over the years, but family is family and if there is ANYTHING we can do just say the word.

Ryan Cheek
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