Raymond L. Marek II
November 29, 1947 - January 16, 2022
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Dick Weber
Amanda Cotey
John Cotey
Debi Good
Holly McKimson
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Sarasota National Cemetery
Tuesday 2/8, 11:30 am

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.

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Sarasota National Cemetery
Tuesday 2/8, 11:30 am

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.

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…

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Cindy Pfefferle left a message on February 9, 2022:
RIP Ray.
Cindy and Doug Pfefferle left a message on February 9, 2022:
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. RIP Ray❤️
Ralph Stoddard left a message on February 6, 2022:
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.
Dick Weber left a message on February 6, 2022:
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.
Amanda Cotey left a message on February 5, 2022:
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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John Cotey left a message on February 5, 2022:
I'm really going to miss your stories my friend. I truly hope you have found peace.
Buddy Bryant left a message on February 4, 2022:
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. If you would please send me some info about his life recently and what was the cause. my email: budbryant_45@msn.com I'm thinking about you Buddy Bryant
Debi Good left a message on February 3, 2022:
You are missed by myself and the wildlife. The ravens come calling and I talk to them RIP Sir Debi
Debi Good left a message on February 3, 2022:
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. Debi
Hilary Kayle Crist left a message on February 3, 2022:
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.
Holly McKimson left a message on February 3, 2022:
I'm writing here again. The other message didn't seem to go through... 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.
Holly McKimson left a message on February 3, 2022:
Ray was a very unique and adventurous friend. We shared dreams and our experiences everyday. I miss him more than can be expressed.
Kathy Swann left a message on February 3, 2022:
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
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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