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Raymond Henry Riss


1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Henry Riss Obituary

February 9, 1932 - April 4, 2017

Ray's family was the central focus of his life. He cherished visiting with his family at the Riss/McQuiston reunions and obtaining more information about his family ancestry.

Ray was a brilliant man with many talents and interests. His mathematical abilities were outstanding. Ray was able to accomplish anything he attempted with ease.

Religion was the fabric of Ray's life. He set an example for all to follow. Ray served at his church as an elder, deacon, youth leader, marriage encounter groups and he was the treasurer.

Ray participated in Rotary International.

Ray celebrated the beauty in nature. He camped, while hiking he'd identify flowers, birds, landmarks and mountains. He also had fond memories of times spent with family and friends at the cabin in Canyon Creek panning for gold and relaxing along the river. Ray was an excellent gardener.

Ray traveled across the United States exploring each new town, National Parks, beaches and monuments as a new adventure.

Ray served in the Army and the National Guard. He worked for Mass Mutual, Fireman's Fund and as a Financial Planner.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents Henry Samuel and Margaret Eva Riss and his stepmother Evelyn Riss, his siblings: Irene Margaret Thom, Clarence John Riss, Mary Ruth Riss, Charles William Riss, Donna Jean Coddington, Arthur Robert Riss and Louise Carol Zahorsky and his daughters: Kathryn Rae Riss and Judith Margaret Riss.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Jacqueline Lee Riss, his siblings: Avis Ann Riss, Alice Gertrude Riss, James Richard Riss and Lous Carl Riss, his daughter Ramona Riss, son, Thomas James Riss, grandchildren: Jennifer Lee Loomis (Jimmy), Elizabeth Marie Cortez, Thomas Lee Perrigo, great grandchildren Rachel Ja-nae Loomis and Andrew James Loomis as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Ray will deeply missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Alzheimer's research in Ray's name.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 7, 2017
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