I lived 2 doors away from "Mr Hall" while I was growing up in Oak Forest. While there were several "grumpy old men" on the block, Mr. hall was always there for us kids. WE'd help him wash his car, work on things in his driveway, and he took each of us out on Lake Michigan on his boat. I don't remember exactly when he moved away but it had to be mid to late 1960's. He was a true mentor and role model.
The reason I found this obituary is because I was asked who I respected the most growing up, and he was the answer.
I was President of the Escondido Police Officers Association when Ray came to us for support for Judge. We interviewed him and immediately wanted him on the side of Justice. Ray later became a good friend to me and Law Enforcement. On numerous occassions Ray would sign my search warrants, one time while he was in a dentist chair. Ray was the best and "Hanging Hall" was an understatement. When Ray retired he was trulely missed.
I'm sorry I never recorded all the stories you used to tell about the Hall boys! But Thanks for all the fun times, the pool, skiing, the boat and more. Love you Uncle. I'm glad I got to see you this last January. See you later!
I will also Remember the "Judge", that's what I would call him whenever I see him At the VFW 7041. He would stop and talk to me about the old Corps. I will miss him. I'm glad we cross path in this world. Look forward to seeing in HEaven. God Bless. Joe Flores Chaplain VFW 7041
I worked for Judge Raymond Hall and knew him for several years in the 70's. He was a tough individual, but very direct and honest. I respected him greatly. I am so sorry for his family's loss, but so very glad he lived such a long wonderful life.
A WW 2 hero and a great guy
I fondly remember judge Hall during my years working at the Vista courthouse. He was tough on the bench, but lots of fun off. God bless him and his family.
Uncle Ray wii always be memories for the " bike shop " days . His service station was next to the bike shop my dad and uncle Corky had it Oak Forest. He was always there with ready advice when I was there by myself . RIP uncle
Mr. Hall was my scoutmaster for troop 726, he would bring his boat out to river while we canoed, he drove his boat. He would let us hang onto the bow of boat and do donuts while we held on for dear life :) He was interested in bettering us as scouts and humans, future men, leaders. His son Jeff is a good guy too.
He had such an amazing and inspiring life!
I always enjoyed Uncle Ray's funny stories.
Wishing you peace and comfort,
Rachael (Hall) Jaeggin (Great Niece)
I knew Ray as a Scoutmaster and community leader as a judge. His influence on me as a young man was tempered by my relationship with his son Jeff..whom I am proud to call friend today. Ray saw us both earn Eagle scout awards at the same time and I was proud to have him as a Scout Leader. Ray was a good man, a strong personality and a force in this world...I expect he is the same in the next. Farewell Mr. Hall & Godspeed!!
"You are the hardest act to follow dad but I love every minute of it. Thank you for allowing us to have our own Goodbye." I will always love you Dad!! Your valuable lessons shall serve me well the rest of my life. Your Son Jeffrey!
Missing you greatly ~~~
"Darling Brother in Law"
Heavenly Love & Hugs,