Ray's physical being left this Earth on Thursday, February 21, 2013, when a battle with pneumonia proved to be unbeatable for his increasingly frail body. He passed away with Cathi by his side, cradling his face in her hands and showering him with kisses and words of praise, gratitude, devotion, and eternal love.
In his earlier years, Ray served his country with distinction in the U.S. Navy. As a vocation, he chose the investment industry, in which he led an exemplary and stellar career as a stock broker for many years. His gentle, calm, confident manner earned him great respect. All who met him quickly came to realize they were in the presence of a truly special and remarkable man.
Private services will be held at a future date.
Published in Express-News on Feb. 23, 2013