Raymond L. Mayer Sr.
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Poughquag - Raymond L. Mayer Sr. a 31 year resident of Poughquag formerly of Yonkers passed away peacefully on September 19, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 77.
Born in the Bronx on September 27, 1935 to the late Raymond J. and Anna Harchar Mayer.
Ray was an avid hunter, fisherman and boater, who enjoyed the beach and deep sea fishing and had a passion for the great outdoors. He was a life member of the NRA as well as a member of many hunting and fishing clubs.
ON July 3, 1958 he married the love of his life Patricia A. Hoffmann of Elmsford NY in St. Ann's Church in Yonkers.
Alongside his father Ray owned R. Mayer & Sons Wholesale Provisions for many years prior to going to work for the Dutchess County Highway Department.
He will always be remembered for his love of his family and always had a glitter in his eye.
His children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews will always remember the story of the 6 foot frog in the swamp.
Ray is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years Patricia A. Mayer of Poughquag, Loving Children Michele Toor and her husband Irfan of Plano Texas, and Lisa Aravena of Pleasant Valley. His beautiful grandchildren Aizaz, Amir and Aminah of Texas and Jennifer, Jacqueline, Fabian and Brent and a great grandchild JayJay. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son Raymond L. Mayer Jr.
The family would like to thank Hospice Inc. for the care and compassion they gave Ray during his final days.
Friends may call on Sunday September 22, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home 900 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday September 23, 2013 at 10am at St. Denis Church 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction. Cremation will be private.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations in Raymond's memory to Hospice Inc. 374 Violet Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
For Raymond's guestbook or to send a sympathy card please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com
Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home
900 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, 2013