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Rabun Dittmar, Jr.
  • October 14, 1924
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  • June 19, 2021

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Rabun Hood Dittmar, Jr. 96, of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed from this life on June 19, 2021.  Ray was born on October 14, 1924, in Harrisonburg, Virginia to the late Rabun Hood Dittmar, Sr and Grace Amanda Dittmar (nee Harris).  Ray was preceded in death by his parents Rabun and Grace Dittmar, his first wife, Iris McDavid Dittmar and his second wife, Rebecca H. Klick.  He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Post Dittmar, his son, Rabun Hood Dittmar, III, his grandchildren, Michelle Guerrero(Jose), Desarae Wyant(Ryan) and Merrianne Dittmar, 5 great-grandchildren, Chloe Bernardin, Jordan Wyant, Rylee Wyant, Benjamin Guerrero, Noah Guerrero.  Ray is also survived by his step-son, Donald Post, his step-grandchildren, Christina Post and Jonathan Post and his step-great-granddaughter, Kylie.  He took one angel and gave me another.

Ray grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia, while he was in college he answered the call to serve his country in the United States Army during World War II.  Following his honorable discharge from the Army he obtained his degree in accounting.  He would spend his career as a Certified Public Accountant, but he was also a proud member of the United States Army Reserves ultimately retiring at the rank of Colonel.  In his free time, Ray was an avid Karaoke Singer.  He belonged to many organizations throughout the Daytona Beach area, including, MOAA (Military Officers of America, V.F.W., The Eagles, The Elks, The Rotary, and The American Legion and anytime there was a party or gathering for these organizations, Ray was singing Karaoke.  Ray was very active in his church, First Baptist Church of Harbor Oaks, where he was a greeter and a soloist.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday June 24, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM & 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home, located at 620 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, Florida 32127.  The service to celebrate Ray’s life is scheduled for 9:00 AM Friday June 25, 2021, at Baldwin Brothers with Pastor Mike Swingle presiding.  Ray will be laid to rest with his first wife at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 2:00 PM on Friday June 25, 2021.  To share condolences with the family please visit www.baldwincremation.com


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers Port Orange

Date & Time:
June 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM


Cemetery:
Florida National Cemetery



Visitation

Times:
June 24, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Port Orange


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  1. 24 Jun 2021
    Cheryl Walter says:
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all! Ray was a very dedicated man to the lord and those he loved. I will miss his sweet smile, his singing in church and our short talks!

  2. 24 Jun 2021
    Cheryl Walter lit a candle:
    Lit since June 24, 2021 at 6:13:31 PM

  3. 24 Jun 2021
    Kim Ramos posted an image:
    Ray and Ellie attend a MOAA meeting.  You will be missed.
    Ray and Ellie attend a MOAA meeting. You will be missed.

  4. 23 Jun 2021
    Susan Thode lit a candle:
    Lit since June 23, 2021 at 6:44:58 PM

  5. 23 Jun 2021
    Jo-Ann Halloran posted an image:
    Ellie and Ray
    Ellie and Ray

  6. 23 Jun 2021
    Jo-Ann Halloran says:
    Rest in peace Ray. I am glad that you and Ellie had the time you did to spend together.

  7. 23 Jun 2021
    Jo-Ann Halloran lit a candle:
    Lit since June 23, 2021 at 6:08:36 PM

  8. 22 Jun 2021
    Mike Swingle says:
    Ray, you were loved, and you will be missed. the hole you leave cannot be understated. You were my friend, and it was a privilege to know you sir.

  9. 21 Jun 2021
    Laura Klaverweiden lit a candle:
    Lit since June 21, 2021 at 6:46:02 PM

  10. 21 Jun 2021
    Laura Klaverweiden says:
    With deepest condolences Colonel rocking Ray ! We will miss you ! You were the best !❤️❤️❤️

  11. 21 Jun 2021
    Laura Klaverweiden posted an image:
    Ray and Ellie
    Ray and Ellie

  12. 21 Jun 2021
    Laura Klaverweiden posted an image:
    Ellie and Ray
    Ellie and Ray

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