July 31, 1946 ~ April 13, 2017
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 ).