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Raymond R. age 62 of Ramsey, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 4, 2014. Born in Paterson, Ray grew up in Ridgewood graduating from Ridgewood High School in 1969. In 1972 he became a police officer for the Mahwah Police Dept. During his tenure with the police force he graduated from the National FBI Acedemy in Quantico, VA in 1998. Also during his career he gained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Criminology from William Paterson and Rutger's University respectively. Ray was the originator of the DARE Hockey program in Mahwah and taught criminology in various colleges in the area, he also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul's R.C. Church in Ramsey. Ray retired as Captain from the Mahwah Police Department in 2002. In his later career he worked as a security consultant for Care Security in Monsey, NY. Surviving him is his loving wife of 35 years, Carol (Nervegna), his devoted daughters, Lindsay and her husband Brian VanDerbeek and Megan McGill. Also surviving are Ray's two beautiful granddaughters, Savanna 7 and Presleigh 4, his mother, Catherine (Perillo) and his brothers, Robert and Timothy. Ray was pre-deceased by his father, Robert McGill, and his sister, Linda Guthrie. Ray was also pre-deceased by his son, SSG Timothy R. McGill on September 21, 2013 while serving his country in Afghanistan. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 AM at St. Paul's R.C. Church, 200 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey, NJ. The McGill family will receive friends and loved ones on Thursday, August 7, 2014 also at St. Paul's Church, from 2-7 PM. Entombment will be in Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, NJ. In lieu of flowers; Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ray's son SSG Timothy R. McGill to the Green Beret Foundation, 18756 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78258
(www.greenberetfoundation.org). Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff, (www.vpfh.com).
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Published in The Record/Herald News on Aug. 6, 2014