Raymond Winans

raymond winans
Raymond Winans, 70, passed away on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. Born and raised in Chicago on July 31, 1946, he served 4 years in the Army as a medic. Upon his discharge from the Army in December 1971, he went to Northern Illinois University and obtained a BA in Education. After relocating to California in the mid 70's, Ray found work in the high-tech industry working for Sun MicroSystems and Oracle. He also spent 16 years working hospitality for over 1, 200 shows at Villa Montalvo and the Mountain Winery. His love of geneology led him to becoming a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Society of Mayflower Decendants. For the past 5 years, Ray has been an active volunteer member of the Fremont Police Academy as well as participating in the FBI Training Academy. Ray's love of Hawaii has resulted in numerous trips to the islands with Maui being his personal favorite. His most recent trip in February with Barb resulted in an up close and personal encounter with the migrating whales along the coast of Maui. Ray is survived by his loving 'princess' Barbara and his 'daughter' Lucy ( the cat ).

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  1. So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was a good friend and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we share in your grief.

  2. Barbara, so sorry to hear of your loss, may Ray rest in peace, sending prayers and sincere sympathy to you your family!

  3. Barbara, I was saddened to hear about Ray’s passing. What a great loss for you and all who knew him. I was privileged to share his great passion for genealogy and enjoyed working alongside him at the Pleasanton Family History Center for many years. He was an avid and talented researcher and he taught me a lot about American history through his meticulous research of his and your ancestors. He always spoke so proudly of you and your accomplishments and I admired the many interests you both had in common. Ray will be greatly missed. He was a good friend and a good man. I hope you find comfort in many wonderful memories with him. He left a lasting legacy.

  4. Barbara- I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. You came into our SF office today and talked to us about insurance- I was so shocked when I was informed of Raymond’s passing. I wish I had the chance to talk to you! I am truly so sorry. He would come into our office every now and then and I thoroughly enjoyed his visits as we talked about genealogy, cars, and cats. Before I knew it, two hours would pass and I’d have to get back to work! He smiled when he told me how he found information out on genealogy (something he had been stuck on for awhile or maybe it was a new discovery of something) and how excited he was to tell you that one time he even woke you up in the middle of the night to tell you and how the both of you laughed with excitement. His smile was so big when he told that story. I was so saddened when I was told of his passing. He always spoke so highly of you… I am truly so sorry. May your happy memories bring you comfort when you need them.

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