We met Ray in 1986. We shared many Holidays and Birthdays together, in Oakhurst and in Desert Hot Springs. We also shared many deep conversations that ended in tears. He had a heart that many did not know. I wish we could have said goodbye. I do hope that he is now at Peace.
Ray was one of a kind, a true friend who took his friendships seriously. Of all my boyhood companions, he was the bravest, toughest and most daring and lived his life accordingly. I was in touch with him in his last days and moved by his bravery and good humor. He was a Marine to the end.
Semper Fi, my friend.
Kathy and Ray's entire family,
Ray and I met back in the summer of '67 in Old Forge, NY. He was performing with the Flying Zacchini's at The Enchanted Forest, where I was working for the summer. We became close friends and kept in touch for over 50 years. Back in 2015 while on a cross country vacation trip with my wife, we connected with Ray and his then wife, Jean, at their home in Oakhurst CA. and had a Fabulous time with them. Then, in 2019 while on his way to NC to visit you, he stayed with us in Central NY for 12 days, during which time we went sky diving together. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Ray's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. Ray was certainly one of a kind, and will be missed by many, including me. Rest in peace, Ray.
I know Ray from when I lived on his property me and my husband was groundskeeper for a while. He was very good to us. we loved his stories and his sense of humor. It was exciting to know all the amazing things that he got to do in his lifetime. He will be truly missed and I know he is with the angels looking over us. Bless his family and friends and relatives.
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I'm really going to miss your stories my friend. I truly hope you have found peace.
Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about Butch.
I often think about our early life when Butch and I were best friends.
Those days were some of my best memory's.
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You are missed by myself and the wildlife. The ravens come calling and I talk to them
Heartfelt condolences to Rays family.
I am the neighbor adjacent to Rays. We would text to check on each other. Ray was very kind to me.
I will truly miss my friend and neighbor.
Sending heartfelt sympathy to Ray's family. I met Ray when I was 14, singing folk songs at an amusement park in Old Forge, NY, where at 19, he performed on the trapeze. We reconnected several years ago and he came east for a surprise visit to the Adirondacks in the summer of 2019. Such a sweet, full of life guy - dearly missed.
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Ray was a very dear friend who was truly unique and adventurous. We shared memories and our experiences everyday, and we became wonderful friends. He was truly genuine and a great storyteller about his exceptional life...He would bend over backward for anyone who was his friend.
May he R.I.P. I miss him more than anyone can imagine.
Ray was a very unique and adventurous friend. We shared dreams and our experiences everyday. I miss him more than can be expressed.
We are saddened by Ray's passing. All to often we go about our daily lives not giving a second thought about how precious life is until moments like this. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you. Jerry & Kathy
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.