Rafael A. "Ray" Gutierrez
1930 - 2012
Short Funeral Home
13 E. Grove Street
Delmar, DE
Rafael "Ray" Antonio Gutierrez

Laurel—Rafael "Ray" Antonio Gutierrez, 82, of Laurel, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford.

He was born in Puerto Rico, a son of the late Rafael A. Gutierrez and Delfina Bartolomei Gutierrez.

Ray proudly served his country in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. He worked in the steel industry for many years as a supervisor and as a consultant in his later years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He loved to travel and enjoyed being outdoors planting trees and watching birds. He was an avid sports fan and a faithful Washington Redskins fan. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and brother.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Brenda Moran Gutierrez; a son, John Rafael Gutierrez, who is stationed in Germany; a sister, Dolores Roles of Silver Spring; step-children, Donald Tieder, Ronald Tieder, Jr. and Donna Tieder; and several step-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Delmar. Interment with military honors will follow at Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.

Published by The Daily Times on Nov. 29, 2012.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family John. So many good and happy memories of your family when you were and Michael were in school together.
Norkie Cosgrove
December 22, 2012
my prayers are with Rays family he was a wonderful freind and wonderful husband to his wife Brenda we will miss him very much!
Page and Pauline Pully
November 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Gutierrez family. I met Ray several times while in college with John and he was always welcoming, happy and great to be around.
Jimmy Banks
November 29, 2012
My prayers and sympathy are with you, John. I have so many happy memories of Ray and Rose. May they both rest in everlasting peace with God.
Sister Maura
November 29, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Ray's family and friends during this difficult time. He was a wonderful man and I have so many memories of him.

Hold on to your memories of him.. and he will live forever in your hearts.
Kelly Underwood Cowan
November 28, 2012
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