Date of Death:
August 3, 2012
67 years young, passed away surrounded by family on August 3, 2012. Ray was born in Annapolis, MD on June 25, 1945. He attended Southern High and served in the Army during the Vietnam War when he met his bride of 42 years starting as a pen pal correspondence. Ray loved sports and enjoyed his time as an umpire/referee in local communities. He retired from Sparrow Hospital Security after 31 years.
He was preceded in death by parents, Vidie Lee and Elridge Bowen of MD. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; daughters Loretta Czarnomski (Steve); Bridgett (Joe); sisters Margaret Dyar and Nancy Skinner of MD; stepmother Patty Bowen of MD and three grandchildren, Luke, Olivia and Kingston.
Ray's memorial service will be on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home in Lansing at 11:00 AM. For those desiring memorial contributions, please send directly to the Chapel of the Pines on behalf of Ray.