My deepest condolences to Glenn and family. I'm sorry that I cannot be there for the service. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ray, but I have heard about him through various stories. An interesting, brave and determined gentleman, by all accounts.
To Glenn and family and friends - may your memories help you through this difficult time. Ray will live on through your memories, your laughter, your smiles, and the stories you tell, and you will never be without him in that way.
Like many others I met Ray through Rotary, many years ago. I used to listen to his stories, sometimes in disbelieve, that one man could do so much and know so many people. Till one day I introduced a new member to our club and Ray invited us over for a Fireside Chat. He wasn't home but his wife let us wait in the rec room. When I saw all the pictures of Ray and famous people, politicians, Royalty, I became a believer. He was quite a man. He will be missed.
I first met Ray in 1988 when I joined the Rotary club, as the youngest member Ray made me feel at home and always respected the "younger" ones who joined as he remembered through his endless stories his trials and tribulations.
Ray's life is like a book, with many very exciting chapters, one of which I am honored to be a small part of. He will be missed by all those he touched.