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Rottas, Raymond G. Ret. Col., USAF
age 83, of Paradise Valley, passed away July 11, 2011. Ray was born October 20, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio and had been an Arizona resident since 1945. He was an Arizona State Senator from 1971-74 and 1977-82 and treasurer of the State of Arizona from 1982-1990. He chaired and worked on innumerable legislative and civic committees. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara; daughters, Donna Patton and Diane Bentley, sons, Paul and Steve; sister, Georgina Williams; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. An Open House celebrating Ray's life will be held 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6th at Messinger Mortuary's Courtyard Reception Room, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Phoenix Rotary 100 Charities, 501 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
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Published in The Arizona Republic from July 30 to July 31, 2011
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