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August 18, 1919 - November 15, 2015 Raymond Ziegler, FAIA, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2015 at the age of 96. An accomplished architect, fisherman, traveler, talented storyteller, and revered father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ray will be missed by all who loved him. Ray epitomized his generation of hard work and determination. After working in the bay area after the WW II, he moved back to southern California, starting at the architectural firm of Allison and Rible Architects in 1952, becoming a partner in 1959 and Executive Director of Leo A. Daly after their purchase of Allison, Rible, Robinson, and Ziegler in 1969. In 1974 he started the Raymond Ziegler Partnership which eventually became Ziegler Kirven Parish Architects until his retirement in 1984. Upon retirement, Raymond became an architectural consultant and expert witness which he pursued until 1996. During this time, he also served as a visiting Professor of Design at University of Hawaii from 1986-1987. He was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 1968 for his service to the profession. He was active in the community having served as a director and an officer of the Pasadena/Foothill Chapter of the AIA; chairman of the city of Los Angeles pre-disaster code development committee that developed the seismic rehabilitation code for the City of Los Angeles after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake. He was a past chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Construction Industries committee and served as President of L.A. Beautiful from 1985-1987. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Jolene in 2007. He is survived by his sons, John of Pasadena and Richard of Vista; his grandson Ben (Annjanette); granddaughter Katie Smith (Patrick); and his great grandchildren, Cole and Carolyn Ziegler, Madsen, Maizie and Molly Smith; all of Vista. Raymond will be laid to rest next to his wife at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale CA 91205, at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2015
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