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Raymond K Anderson
  • June 09, 1961
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  • July 21, 2012

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Raymond Keough Anderson, 51, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Orange City, Florida. He was born June 9, 1961 in Suffern, N.Y. to parents Raymond L. and Judith M. Anderson. Raymond loved life and lived it to its fullest. His passion for motorcycles led him to be a Rider/ Coach/ Instructor for the North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Foundation and to lead several bike tours through the European Dolomites. He served our country proudly in the U.S Navy stationed on the USS Semmes and USS Waddell. He was stationed in San Diego, Charleston, Corpus Christi, Iceland, and Sardenia. His passion for helping others led him to obtain his Masters of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M and become a Drug & Alcohol Counselor in the Armed Services where he was named the Navy Drug & Alcohol Counselor of the Year in 1995. After leaving the service Ray redirected his passion to helping others and served as the Executive Director for the Children’s Center of Surrey County in Mt. Airy, N.C. Ray was an Edgewater Rotarian. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all he met, especially many of his former classmates from Danbury High School in Danbury, CT. In the final years of his illness Ray was supported by a group of those classmates known as the Prayer Warriors who communicated with him regularly but often felt he lifted them more with his wit and humor. His love for his wife and daughters was perhaps his strongest motivation to press forward following his lung transplant and battle with cancer. He was a great friend, father, husband and son and will be missed by all who knew him.  He is preceded in death by his infant son Brian Bennett and brother in-laws Dana Love and John Love. He is survived by his wife Catherine Love Anderson, daughters Claire Marie and Riley Elizabeth, brother Brian and his wife Christian of Apopka, Fl., sister Susan Cull and her husband Mark of Bell Buckle, TN, father Raymond and his wife Adrienne of Edgewater, Fl., and mother Judith of Mt. Dora, Fl. Nephews and nieces, John and Michael Love, Lilly and Cole Anderson; his father and mother in-law Dana & Beatrice Love of Isle of Palms, SC; sister in-law Denise Love of Chesapeake, VA and sister in-law Gina Love of Florence, SC. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M., with a celebration of life beginning at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Baldwin Brothers, One North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169. Memorials may be made to Donate Life or Hospice of Volusia Flagler. Memorials may be made to Donate Life or Hospice of Volusia Flagler. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M., with a celebration of life beginning at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Baldwin Brothers, One North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169.

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  1. Karen says:
    09 Jan 2013
    Richard III only has one matinee on Sunday, July 17th. The Directors mtaluluy decided that they would rather have more nighttime performances of Richard and more daytime performances of As You Like It.

  2. Christa Neuhauser says:
    01 Aug 2012
    We've lost a good friend. It hurts to know that you're gone. We had so may laughs together. You will continue living in our hearts. We send Cathy and the girls the energy to get through these hard times.

  3. Patricia says:
    28 Jul 2012
    Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. The loss of a loved one is the most painful experiences in life. There is a void that cannot be filled. Rest assured the Bible promises we will hold them again and enjoy their smiling faces forever. It is God's purpose that no one dies ever again and everyone live on earth in Paradise. God never wanted anyone to die but to live happy, healthy lives forever on earth. We have to exercise faith in his Son, Jesus Christ, to gain these blessings. God gives us his Word so we can gain comfort now and have hope for the future.

  4. Bill Rossiter says:
    28 Jul 2012
    Ray always had the smile and happy personality that the world needs. He touched many hearts and will be missed.

  5. Marco & Joyce Porco says:
    26 Jul 2012
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you an your family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    The Porco Family

  6. Katrina Otto says:
    26 Jul 2012
    Safe travels my friend. Looking forward to our next chat. In the meantime keep good notes. I don't want to miss a thing. XOXO

  7. Nick Sanchez says:
    26 Jul 2012
    It has been many years since I last saw our school days. May you rest in peace old friend.

  8. Charlene Barksdale says:
    26 Jul 2012
    Becouse of your passing, the world is a little less bright, a little less poetic, a little less warm......Safe passage my friend.

  9. Liz says:
    25 Jul 2012
    Rest in Peace my dear cousin. Xo Xo

  10. Laurie Brady says:
    24 Jul 2012
    You are free of all the trials you endured here on earth. May God continue to bless Cathy and the girls.

  11. Greg Hajjar says:
    24 Jul 2012
    Rest in peace. May the good Lord take you in his arms and bless you.

  12. Wendy Michalek says:
    24 Jul 2012
    To my sweet friend, thank you for the precious gift of your friendship, for all of the times you lifted me up and made me laugh, and for teaching me about strength and courage. You'll always be in my heart. xo

  13. Ruth Gillman Williams says:
    24 Jul 2012
    You gave me a humorous nickname which I enjoyed a lot. Remember: "Love never ends." 1 Corinthians 13:8 Love xoxoxoxo

  14. Robert Bradshaw says:
    23 Jul 2012
    You are now breathing the fresh air that the Lord provides and you soul shall shine to light the way for your loved ones. God Bless your family!

  15. Jill Funderburke says:
    23 Jul 2012
    Thank you for your gift of friendship. I will forever be touched by your inner strength, your spirit, your wonderful sense of humor, and the joy you brought to all that knew you. This is not goodbye, just til we meet again...

  16. Lee Johnson says:
    23 Jul 2012
    You have been such a dear friend over the past 30 yrs since we first met. It is hard to see you leave us but I know you are in a better place and without pain. You have brought so much love and joy to all who had the honor of knowing you. Rest in Peace. We will all be together again someday.

  17. Sandra Sawyers Johnson says:
    22 Jul 2012
    Rest in peace my friend. Prayers will continue for Cathy and the girls.

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