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In loving memory of
Raymond Edward Haller
  • April 19, 1937
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  • February 21, 2022

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Born to the late Philip and Margaret (Henning) Haller (Chicago) on April 19, 1937. Ray joined the Army in 1956 being discharged in 1958 spending part of that deployment in Germany.
He was a system analyst for Commonwealth Edison while living in Chicago and attended 12 years of night school obtaining his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University. Ray and Gerry then relocated to Vermont in 1973 where they opened their own printing business. Ray then joined the Lions Club International becoming a member of the Rutland, Vermont Lions Club where he served as their District Governor from 1983-1984.
In 1991, he relocated again, this time to Florida and joined the Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club in Lady Lake where he served as President for two consecutive years.
In addition, Ray became a cast member of Walt Disney World. He then became an associate for the Lake Harris Publix in Leesburg where he worked for 14 years and is missed by so many, both fellow associates and customers.
He leaves behind his loving wife (62 years) Gertrude (Gerry). With their anniversary being on the 4th of July he was teased about losing his dependence on Independence Day. Also, a nephew Bryan Dudones (Susan), a niece Sue Mladic (Don) and a sister-in-law Sharon Dudones (Bill) and all who knew this very kind and caring man. Preceded in death by brothers Richard (infancy) and Robert.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to either the Orange Blossom Gardens Lions Club, PO Box 1428, Lady Lake, FL 32159 or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 130 S. Lone Oak Drive, Leesburg, FL 34748.
A church service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 11 AM, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Leesburg. A lite luncheon to follow. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date.


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  1. Kerry says:
    16 May 2022
    I feel so grateful that I had Ray in my life. Ray was twinned with my father who was also a District Governor in Lions. Ray and my father met at the International Convention in Hawaii and became good friends. Consequently, Ray and Gerry came to Australia for a District Governors Convention in Warracknabeal in Victoria, Australia. I got to know Ray and Gerry and over the years they allowed me to visit them in both Vermont and Florida. Ray was such a people person- kind, compassionate, caring , loyal and genuine. When you spoke to Ray, he listened, and it was like no one else was in the room . He lived to help others in any way he could and he dedicated himself to service. Ray made the world a better place, and he made the people who he associated with, strive to be better. Thank you Ray for accepting a young girl from Australia and treating her as family. I will never forget you. Rest in Peace.

  2. Sarah (Roads) Cauthon says:
    08 Mar 2022
    Ray was always kind and generous, with a big smile. I always knew him as ‘Uncle Ray’ and will take comfort, knowing that he is still looking out for me. My condolences to Aunt Gerry. With love, Sarah

  3. Marilyn says:
    08 Mar 2022
    Marilyn and Ken Anderson: We really enjoyed knowing Ray and Geri when we all lived in Vermont. He had such a cute sense of humor and was such a kind person. We're thinking of you, Geri,
    and praying that you are able to go on. God bless!

  4. Ariel says:
    08 Mar 2022
    A lovely photo of Ray, it captures him just as I remember. With love, Ariel

  5. Jane M Roads says:
    03 Mar 2022
    What a wonderful friend he has been. As Godparent to our older daughter, he was a warm, gracious example and friend. He was a "friend" to everyone he met. He will be missed. Much love to Gerry.

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