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Username Post: Sad news about Raycow        (Topic#354603)
Posts: 431
Loc: Baltimore, MD USA
Reg: 10-03-09
01-02-19 09:36 AM - Post#2756333    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

Very sad news indeed. Thanks for sharing the video clip. Ray will be greatly missed by all.

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01-02-19 10:26 AM - Post#2756342    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

extremely sad news,
did not know him personally but you could tell from his posts this guy knew how to do things and he apparently had done a lot.
He was very helpfully and will be greatly missed.

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01-02-19 08:20 PM - Post#2756412    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

I am shocked and saddened to hear about Ray. We had so much in common. I was scheduled to meet up with him about 10 years ago when we were out West visiting family but could not fit it in, now I wished I had.

RIP Raycow. You will be missed.


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01-02-19 10:28 PM - Post#2756433    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

I too, was deeply saddened by Rays passing. I tried to coax him down to the LA area, but he never found the time. He helped me personally with the rebuild of my 47 Convert. I will pray for his deliverance and soul, as I do not know if he was a believer or not.
Take care of him, Lord!

John 3:16
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47 Chev. convertible in progress

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Reg: 06-11-14
01-03-19 02:46 PM - Post#2756486    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

Very sad news.

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01-05-19 02:43 AM - Post#2756606    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

We will all miss Ray. RIP Raycow!


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01-05-19 12:58 PM - Post#2756651    
    In response to 40grit

  • 40grit Said:
I am so very sorry to hear this. Ray was always kind and quick to compliment another member's accomplishments and just as ready to offer constructive advice when he could help.

We have lost an important part of this forum. He will be greatly missed by all of us. I know those who had a personal relationship with him are devastated.


I also feel this way. Via Con Dios my Friend!

It's all good. mostly

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Loc: So Cal Lower Desert
Reg: 01-02-18
01-06-19 12:22 PM - Post#2756717    
    In response to 4dr 57

So sad about Ray he will be very much missed here as well with personally knowing him and getting to shake his hand when you could. Every body is right on the money what they describe for his wealth of knowledge. I am a newbie here but I also was touched by him and as well was given his personal phone number and certain times to call him too get "His personal touch" on what ever I was troubled with at the moment.

GOD Speed RAY.

Edited by 49erman on 01-06-19 12:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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01-07-19 08:07 AM - Post#2756773    
    In response to 49erman

I read the post last night about the very sad news about Ray, I had to take a little time to process the very sad news. Ray was a true gentleman. He never treated you as a dumb person no matter how uninformed your question were, he just tried to help give you the correct knowledge so that you could make informed decisions. I did not get to know him personally but can tell he was very caring. I was further sadden to hear he was alone when he passed. I sure he is in heaven getting to be with his loved ones and getting to do everything he loved.

I sure it will take all of us that he help some time to completely come to terms and realize there will not long be a response to our question from one of ChevyTalk's gurus. I know for a while when I post a new question I will be thinking let me see what reccommends

You can tell how well he lived his life by the impact his passing has had on us all.

Rest in peace, Ray, you will be missed.

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01-07-19 08:33 PM - Post#2756826    
    In response to 100fires

I too am sad to learn of Ray's passing. It was a great help to many of us, usually stuck on weird issues our Chevys. He was super patient. He and I arranged to have lunch in Sacramento and he took the train from San Francisco. We met downtown for lunch and ran into another Chevytalk member - AndyC.

Sorry, I can't seem to link my photo of Ray and my 59 back in July 2013.

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01-09-19 05:19 PM - Post#2756979    
    In response to Russ

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01-09-19 08:07 PM - Post#2756998    
    In response to Tony

Fantastic car, more fantastic man, and we've lost too many of both in the last couple of years. It really makes you think about our own mortality; and I spent 32 years in healthcare, taking care of all kinds of people. I really, very seriously, will miss Ray; he helped me out several times through P.M.'s, and in the forums. I've ALWAYS said, the 49-54 forum is the BEST Chevy Talk has to offer; it still is, we just have lost one of it's most valued members, and that's really a sad affair. Not enough can really be said. Thank you Ray, thank you Tony, and thank you to our vast membership. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.

Edited by 56sedandelivery on 01-12-19 12:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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01-11-19 11:04 PM - Post#2757172    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

I don't normally visit this section of the forums, and only this evening when doing a search that Ray had commented on, did I learn of his passing. I have just finished reading his eulogy by all the forum members, and I like so many others read and respected him for both his knowledge and his patience. He was truly a gentleman in every sense of the word. He will be missed for by all those whose lives he has touched in these forums, and in his life's endeavors. He helped me on occasion, and he was always correct in his knowledge. I like all the rest, will miss him and his knowledge. Raycow, rest in peace in G_d's loving arms.

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01-12-19 10:12 PM - Post#2757241    
    In response to junky

I don't know how I missed this bad news about Ray. He was always helpful in all my forums. His knowledge was beneficial to everyone who asked for help or needed an opinion.

Ray, thanks for all your contributions over the years. You will be missed!

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01-14-19 10:34 AM - Post#2757334    
    In response to 427SS65

Just found this, what a loss. Seemed like a great guy too.

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05-12-19 03:44 AM - Post#2766215    
    In response to Sting Ray

Just learned of this, Ray posted on the 58-64 forum and I just found out about his passing.

The common theme in the posting here was that Ray was a gentleman, among other attributes of his. He was always very positive, helpful, and knowledgeable and a real gentleman.

RIP Ray.

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05-12-19 05:24 PM - Post#2766252    
    In response to DonSSDD

I can remember a lot of years ago when I came upon the 49 to 54 group here on chevytalk. I was a newcomer with a lot of questions. There were so many fellows eager to help me. Over the following years I learned a lot, from those in this group and from my own hands on. Raycow was one of the guys who was always there. Sometimes to help me, and then to help all the new guys that came after me. This is very sad news to hear. I'm so grateful to have been part of his time here on chevytalk. I may not post as much as I did back in those early years, but, I do visit often and still like to read the posts in what may be the best of all the chevytalk groups. I'm sorry I didn't see this in December of last year. I just saw this tonight. So, from me and all the rest in the 49 to 54 group, drive on Ray.

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05-14-19 02:44 PM - Post#2766389    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

This is so sad, Ray was a great guy who was always ready to share his vast knowledge about cars...
You will be missed Ray!

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