Raymond D. Rose
October 13, 1937 - June 22, 2017
Roberson Funeral Home
Sara Smith
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Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
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Sunday 7/16, 3:00 pm

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…

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Sara Smith left a message on July 14, 2017:
Carol, you are in my prayers at the loss of Ray. He was a very special person and giving in so many ways. All his hard work for Punta Gorda will be long remembered and sorely missed. His special smile could light up the room. I feel honored to have known Ray and call him friend.
Beth Magnin left a message on July 10, 2017:
Ray was my mentor, my confidant and most importantly a good friend to both myself and my husband, John for the last twelve years with the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. He was an extremely intelligent individual who worked quietly behind the scenes to assure the best possible outcome for all involved. May Carol and the family find comfort in that he was well loved and respected throughout our community. He will be forever missed!
Gordon Bower left a message on July 8, 2017:
Carol -- Pardon the lateness of this note, but I have a houseful of grandkids. I would just like to pass on my deepest condolences on Ray's passing. As a longtime observer of all things Punta Gorda, I can tell you not many people can match the contributions he made to this community. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. My thoughts are with you and your family. s
Maribeth Haseley left a message on June 29, 2017:
Sending condolences from Michigan. I am so sorry for your loss.
K. Stephen Carter left a message on June 29, 2017:
Ray was a fine gentleman and friend. I enjoyed working with Ray on the Cultural Center Board of Directors over the past several years. He worked hard to improve Charlotte County and Punta Gorda. My thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely wife Carol and his family. He will be greatly missed.
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Colleen Kostrzeski left a message on June 29, 2017:
This is very sad. Ray was always upbeat and willing to help. I enjoyed his computer club meetings and his easy going fun personality. He will be missed.
Charlene and Gene Burns left a message on June 28, 2017:
Ray will always be remembered as a gracious and generous person. Our love goes out to Carol, Sharon, Sandra and the rest of the Family. Ray will be missed.
Charlene Burns left a message on June 27, 2017:
We enjoyed many holiday dinners with Carol and Ray, laughing at his wonderful stories. One of Ray's favorite sayings was, "Don't let a few facts get in the way of a good story". If there is a newsletter in Heaven, Ray will be in charge of the mailings or volunteering for various committees!. Gene and I want to express our deepest sympathy to Carol, Sharon, Sandra and the rest of the Family.
Bernice Schweizer left a message on June 26, 2017:
I was shocked to learn of Ray's death. It was so sudden. We've known Carol and Ray since they moved to Punta Gorda. From the beginning he became involved with the Town of Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. He was a wonderful neighbor, never too busy to help. He contributed much to the recovery of Punta Gorda after Hurricane Charlie. He has kept me computer literate these many years and was always available to help. He will be missed by me and all who knew Him. May He Rest in Peace.
Julie Smith left a message on June 25, 2017:
Carol ,my deepest sympathy is extended to you and you family at this most saddest of times. I have fond memories of Ray from my days at the civic association. Julie Smith
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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