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David R. Raabe, Sr.

AGE: 38 • Forked River

David R. Raabe, Sr. passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born in Plainfield, NJ and has called Forked River his home for the past 10 years. David loved life, his family and friends especially his wife, Leigh, the love of his life and his three children, Alexis, David, Jr. and Landon.

David excelled at everything he did. His competitive nature and drive for success led him to reach many milestones years ahead of his peers. David worked in the financial world for 20 years. He was a financial advisor for AXA Equitable for the past 9 years. He also was a partner in Envision Strategics, LLC. He was a top producer for the company and won numerous awards.

David had a love for the Jersey Shore which led to his becoming an avid boater. He enjoyed pleasure boating with his family and friends. He always had the "NEED FOR SPEED" which led to his offshore boat racing. David claimed checkered flags in his racing career and also saw the back of many a tow boat.

David traveled with his family to many exotic locations including the U.A.E. (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), South Africa, several European countries, Hawaii, Mexico and some Caribbean Islands.

He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Eugene and Virginia Raabe and Grandma Sheenan. Surviving are his loving wife, Leigh of 15 years; his daughter, Alexis; 2 sons David, Jr. and Landon; parents, David and Patricia Raabe and Debra and Robert McNamara; three brothers, Michael Raabe, Shea McNamara and Erik Raabe; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Georgette Schulz along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 Thursday at Layton's Home For Funerals, (609) 971-6800, 250 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, Lacey. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Saint Mary's Parish Cemetery, Stafford Township. For more information and to leave condolences to the family please visit www.laytons.net RACE IN PEACE
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 24, 2017
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