Raymond Michael "Ray" DuShane
1937 - 2021
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Raymond "Ray" Michael DuShane

North Hutchinson - Raymond "Ray" Michael DuShane married the love of his life, Diane Patricia Elizabeth O'Brien over sixty years ago on February 6, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. Quickly followed were the birth of his three children, Carrie Catherine Walter, Kimberly DuShane Stiffle (Scott), and Keith Michael DuShane (Carolyn). He delighed in the artistry and athleticism of his eight grandchildren; Brittany, Chelsea, Savannah, Chloe, Jake, Audrey, Dylan and Natalie, and is also survived by his sister, Alice McDonald.

Ray, age 83, was born in Rossford, Ohio on October 5, 1937 and died in North Hutchinson, Florida resting at home on January 14, 2021. He was educated as a Civil Engineer in Detroit, yet joined Pure Oil Company as a draftsman at 16 in Toledo. He pushed the pen for the company through its many incarnations and retired from the Unocoal/Chevron after 40 plus years of service in 1997.

Ray loved construction and spent many hours renovating and building homes in Michigan, Illinois and Florida. Activities of outdoor life included dirt biking, boating, golfing, cruises and evening sunsets with friends in West Bloomfield, Mullet Lake, Crystal Lake, Manistique, and Vero Beach. Diane and Ray enjoyed decades of duplicate bridge and bulilt family time over board and card games, fantasy football, and crossword puzzles. Yet, his favorite job was to care for Diane and act as her roadie as she played piano in a variety of bands during their many years together.

Donations may be made in Ray's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. An outdoor celebration for Ray and his beautiful life will be held with family and friends in Crystal Lake, Illinois this coming summer.

Arrangements by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. An online guestbook is available at www.lowtherfamily.com

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January 25, 2021
Dear Diane: I was saddened to learn of Ray's passing over. He was a great guy who loved who enjoyed good music as I do. I'll miss seeing him at the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. He will also be missed at our Chevron-Texaco Retirees Association meetings. I have fond memories of spending time with you & Ray at Kitty Wagner's Blue Star restaurant on 14th Ave, in Vero listening to the different musicians she had there five nights a week to entertain her patrons. Please accept my deepest sympathy heartfelt on your great loss. Warmly, Dick Everett
E. Richard Everett
January 25, 2021
Dear Diane & Family...So sorry to hear about Ray's passing. We knew he was having problems...but to see his Obit & picture was a shock! How rare & interesting it was for us to be neighbors on Michibay and to winter so close together in FL. You two guys together were always fun! I think we all enjoyed our time in Florida with our friends socially, and also the SOLITUDE of our beautiful & peaceful "hidden away" Michibay. I will always remember Ray's smile and his zest for life!...If there was somewhere "interesting to go" Ray would find it! I don't know if I inspired him to do his "pony tail?"...but it did FIT HIM WELL! Your place will ALWAYS be "Ray & Diane's"...That's all I have to say to Boomer...and he is ready for a walk "on the path" to your place! God bless you both...Ray's soul is now with the Lord...We will miss him! Diane, our love to you and your family...I am sure we will catch up!
Pam & Dave
David Alexander
January 25, 2021
David Alexander
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