Mahar, Raymond A.
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Rochester: Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on September 14, 2013 at age 78. Predeceased by his parents Al and Marie Mahar and his brother Al Mahar. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Kay; proud father of daughters Catherine Mahar, Christine (Denver) Miller and sons Al (Patti), Raymond and Daniel (Kiki). He is also survived by his brother Richard Mahar. He loved his 14 beautiful grandchildren: Chase Mahar; Brian (Stephanie) Murray; Meagan, Michael, Jack, Kate and Ray III Mahar; Will, Christopher, Ellie, John and Lena Mahar; Anna and Maire Miller. Sister-in-law Ann (Al) Ryan, brothers-in-law Jack (Sue) Holland, Reverend Daniel Holland, dear cousins Joann and Kay Sullivan, many special nieces and nephews, and cherished friends that span a lifetime of camaraderie and joy.
Ray graduated from the Aquinas Institute in 1952 and St. Bonaventure University, Cum Laude, in 1956. Ray was founder and President of Mahar Business Forms, Inc. for over 30 years. He had a great career filled with special relationships with his employees, customers and suppliers.
Ray had wonderful times with his family and friends as a member of Holimont Ski Club in Ellicottville, NY and along the shores of Vine Valley, Canandaigua Lake. He was an avid golfer and member of Oak Hill Country Club since 1956. He served his community on local boards including the Aquinas Institute and McQuaid Jesuit High School.
Special thanks to the Wilmot Cancer Center, Lifetime Care, and the Palliative Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital. Also, special thanks to his devoted caregivers, Camille Aidala, Brenda and Maggie.
Friends may call Wednesday, 2-4, 6-8 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, 11 AM at St. Louis Church, 60 S. Main St., Pittsford. Memorial contributions can be made to McQuaid Jesuit High School at 1800 South Clinton Avenue, 14618 and the Aquinas Institute at 1127 Dewey Avenue, 14613. To share a memory of Ray or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.
Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels
2305 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2013