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Raymond William Maher

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Lt. Colonel Raymond William Maher Passed on Monday, August 26, 2013 at his home in Novato, California. Ray was born on April 29, 1919 in Brockton, Mass. His parents were Eve Marie Badeau and Harold Gleason Maher. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Flo Giguere and brothers Robert, George and Harold Maher. On March 15, 1944 Ray married Agnes Garcia in Honolulu, Hawaii. Agnes was the love of his life and they traveled the world together. They were married for 55 years before Agnes passed in 1999. A resident of Marin County for 57 years, Ray had a rich and rewarding life. He was an active golfer and member of the Presidio Golf Club and Indian Valley Golf Clubs. He crisscrossed the country in recreational vehicles and on his motorcycles. He coached Little League and skippered his own boats in numerous off shore boat races. Most important to him was the exceptionally close personal relationship he had with all of his friends and family members. He is survived by his sons, Raymond Jr. and Michael Maher, his grandchildren, Michelle Habib, Shelli Sarchette, William Maher, Melissa Maher and Erin Maher and great grandchildren, Anya, Sagen, Madison and Shia. He lived a joyous and fulfilled life surrounded by family and friends. There will be a celebration brunch in honor of Ray on Sunday, September 22 at 11 AM at the Deer Park Villa in Fairfax, California. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice by the Bay in Larkspur.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sept. 5, 2013
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