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Raymond J. Endlich, 80, of Williamsburg, passed away Oct. 11, 2012. Born June 3, 1932, in Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Raymond was a pioneer in the computer industry and later ran an inn with his wife.
He was raised in Queens Village, NY. He graduated from high school in 1950 in Manhattan, NY and continued his education at CCNY studying electrical engineering.
He went on to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1951, completing training as a radar operator and electronic technician, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Monrovia for the remainder of his enlistment. Upon discharge from the military, he joined IBM as a field engineer, progressing through the ranks to Field Manager. He left IBM in 1964 to join the newly formed company, Management Assistance, as the Director of Planning for the Computer Service Division. The service division was later formed into a wholly owned subsidiary called SORBUS. Ray was promoted to Vice President and was involved in the development of the computer industry's first nationwide third party hardware maintenance service programs.
Ray left the computer field in 1984, and with his wife, entered the hospitality industry, as owners of the Lake St. Catherine Inn in Poultney, VT until his retirement in 2000.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen Endlich; a sister, Mary Jane Douglass, and brothers, Joseph and Donald Endlich. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Patricia Endlich; nine children, Kenneth Endlich, Gerianne Laughlin (John), George Marks (Cristina), Thomas Endlich, Pamela Williams (Joe), Christine Endlich, Wendy Nerkowski (Bill), Douglas Endlich (Lori), and Donna Endlich; thirteen grandchildren, and two sisters, Ruth Cioffi and Joanne Kinney.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 20 at 7 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Oct. 17 to Nov. 16, 2012
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