Ray Kendig Fields GLEN GARDNER, NJ Ray Kendig Fields, 80, died March 6 at St. Luke's Hospice in Saucon Valley, Pa. Born in Lebanon, he was a son of the late Paul and Lillian (Kendig) Fields. He was predeceased by his wife, Lu Ann (Shirk) Fields in 1992. A graduate of Lebanon High School, he enlisted in the Air Force, then received a BA in Physics from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Physics from the University Of The South in Sewanee, Tenn., and a Supervisor Certificate from Trenton State College. Over a span of 35 years, he worked as a teacher and department chairman of Science and Mathematics at Middlesex High School (NJ), and later as an assistant principal and tennis coach. He was a supervisor of student teachers at Rider University until 2004. He coached tennis and basketball, and was a basketball official with 25 years of service with IAABO Basketball Officials. During this time, his greatest passion was educating, coaching and forming relationships with his students. Students followed his legacy for decades because he had a profound impact on many people. He was a member of Courtside Tennis Center in Flemington, N.J., and a member of High Bridge Reformed Church. Mr. Fields was an avid archer, tennis player and enjoyed traveling and hunting. His volunteer work included driving for Meals on Wheels, assisting people getting to medical appointments and financial mentoring. Surviving are his son, Rick Fields of Bethlehem; grandson, David Fields of Macungie; granddaughter, Melissa Fields of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; a brother, Richard of Cleona; four great-grandchildren. A private funeral service for the immediate family was held. A public memorial service and celebration of his life will be announced shortly. The family is being assisted by the Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or online at www.lewybodydementia.org. www.eliasfuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Mar. 12, 2014