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M. Raymond Bierly

AGE: 80 • Tarpon Springs,FL

M. Raymond Bierly, 80, Tarpon Springs FL, formerly of Toms River, passed peacefully on August 6 after a short illness. Born in Detroit MI, Ray grew up in Columbus OH before joining the Navy. While stationed in Lakehurst NJ, he met and married Joann.

After retiring as Chief from the Navy in 1975, his career was spent in sales through real estate and owning Atlantic Computer Systems. Retiring to Tarpon Springs in 1989, he purchased a marina, running a water sport rental and patio furniture business in Redington Shores FL for several years. He was a member of Toms River Kiwanis, Naval Weather Service Association and volunteered at Florida Hospital North Pinellas.

Mr. Bierly is predeceased by his wife of 53 years Joann, parents Lamar F. Bierly and Margaret Borger, brother Anthony L. and sisters Susan and Emilia. Son R. Jeffrey Bierly and wife Suzan of Albuquerque NM; daughter Lisa E. Bierly and husband William Reulbach of Toms River NJ; brother Sherman L. Bierly (Donna) of Swansboro NC; sister-in-law Betty Lou Bierly of LaCrosse WI; grandchildren Brittany and Grant; and several nieces and nephews, survives him.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at First United Methodist Church Chapel, 501 E Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, where he was a member. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Florida Hospital North Pinellas Auxiliary, 1395 S Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, where he served for many years.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 13, 2017
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