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Raymond Janssen passed peacefully with his loving wife, Elizabeth, and his only daughter, Susan, at his bedside on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Ray was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 11, 1929. Ray joined the US Navy and served honorably for twenty years as an electrician/intelligence agent. Ray continued his studies at Western College of Criminology and Business Law at Cornell University. His love for this country motivated him to continue to serve in the Department of Defense as the first Security Investigator Specialist for the Navy Resale System and implemented by the other armed forces. After his retirement from the DOD, Ray involved himself in our community in El Cajon. Ray and his wife moved to Yuba City in November of 2004. Again, Ray became very much involved in the local politics and often challenged the Yuba City Council on many levels. He had a thirst for helping people and had good common sense approach to everything. Ray was very supportive of our Yuba City Police Dept., Sheriff's Dept. and Fire Dept. Ray loved to fish and enjoyed exploring the new lakes and rivers in Northern California, in fact, he caught a 46 pound catfish, the largest freshwater fish ever hooked and landed in San Diego County at that time. He also loved playing cards with his buddies. His love and respect for all veterans was well known and he always had an American Flag flying at his home. He supported the non-profit Off the Leash Dog Park in Yuba City.

Ray is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Brochier-Janssen; his loving daughter, Susan Blumenstock and husband, Robert, of Alpine, CA, his son, David Janssen of San Diego, CA; his two grandchildren, Zachary Blumenstock of San Diego, CA and the light of his life, Irene Blumenstock of Alpine, CA; his nephew, Jerry Janssen of Monterey, CA; and nieces, Linda and Sharon. Many longtime friends and extended families locally and throughout this country will miss Ray and his incredible sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Off the Leash, P.O. Box 6025, Marysville, or to . A Celebration of Life, with family and friends, will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at his home. For more information, call (530) 790-7709.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 25, 2015
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