NORMAN RAY HEATH - ESSEX JUNCTION - Norman Ray Heath of Essex Junction passed away on Dec. 31, 2012. Ray was born on June 12, 1951, and graduated from Essex High in 1969. He always preferred to be called "Ray" or "Bear." He enjoyed woodworking and restoring old furniture purchased from yard sales. His fondest times were spent at his father's cabin on Crystal Lake in Barton. He is survived by his son, Ryan Heath of St. George; sister, Mary Heath Stec and husband, John, of St. Helens, Ore.; brother, Jeff Heath of Essex Junction; and brother, Charles Heath and wife, Maureen, of Bakersfield. The family would like to thank his doctors and staff of Fletcher Allan Heath Care and Essex Rescue for all they did. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Stephen C. Gregory and Son of South Burlington. Donations of gratitude can be made to Essex Rescue.