Raymond L. Marek, II, 74, formerly of Sarasota, FL died January 16, 2022 in Clovis, CA.
Ray was born November 29, 1947 in Sarasota. While attending Sarasota High School, Ray learned the art of trapeze, training and performing with the Sailor Circus. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. Ray then traveled the country performing as a catcher with The Flying LarRays. His love of entertaining brought him to California where he did stunt work.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen Marek Toale and David Toale; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
Graveside services and interment with military honors by a U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard will be held Tuesday 11:30 AM, February 8, 2022 at Sarasota National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s name to the Sailor Circus Academy, 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.