Friends are invited to speak and share their memories of Ray or provide a written remembrance for the family
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Ray’s name to Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238.Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Department
Raymond D. Rose, 79, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away after a short illness on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Ray was born on October 13, 1937 in Buffalo, New York. He attended the University of Buffalo earning a bachelor’s degree in 1959. After college Ray served for 17 years in the US Air Force. He continued his career with Kodak for many years and later retiring in 1998. During his 18 years living in Punta Gorda he contributed to many non-profit organizations. His work in the community helped Punta Gorda grow. He will be profoundly missed and his contributions to our community will have a lasting effect.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol; 2 daughters, Sharon (Phil) Pyrce of Getzville, NY and Sandra Rose of Pittsford, NY and 2 grandchildren, Theresa and Brian.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday 3:00 PM, July 16,2017 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Assn., 2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Friends are invited to speak and share their memories of Ray or provide a written remembrance for the family.
The family has requested memorial contributions in Ray’s name be made to Tidewell Hospice inc., 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.