Raymond "Deacon Ray" Daniel Dec

November 20, 1933 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 86)


"Deacon Ray" was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 14th, 2020. He was preceded in death by Sophie & Stanley and is survived by his loving wife Mary Dec (Luscavich), daughters Sheila and Laura, grandchildren Jessica and Daniel, and his brother Chester. Ray served as Deacon for 35 years at St. James Catholic Church, and was loved by many. He had a passion for music, teaching, gardening, fishing, and truly made the world a better place.  He will be missed dearly, and appreciated always. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.

Private family services are being held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be announced at a later date. 

Memorial donations in Deacon Ray's name can be made to St. James Catholic Church.

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