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In Memory of

Leon Alvin Ray

November 26, 1922 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Lee A. Ray passed away on 25 March 2015, at the age of 92, in his home in Stuart Yacht and Country Club.
He was born in 1922 in North Syracuse, New York, to an Italian father and a German-American mother. There he married Nancy Riley, and they moved together to South Florida in the mid-1960s. An entrepreneur who started and ran many small businesses, including a towing and wrecking service and a motel, Lee moved in 1975 to Stuart, where he developed and operated the Pocket Watch Marina and Boatyard near the mouth...

Lee A. Ray passed away on 25 March 2015, at the age of 92, in his home in Stuart Yacht and Country Club.
He was born in 1922 in North Syracuse, New York, to an Italian father and a German-American mother. There he married Nancy Riley, and they moved together to South Florida in the mid-1960s. An entrepreneur who started and ran many small businesses, including a towing and wrecking service and a motel, Lee moved in 1975 to Stuart, where he developed and operated the Pocket Watch Marina and Boatyard near the mouth of the Manatee Pocket.
A life-long builder of boats and cars, Lee also built a two-seat airplane in his retirement. Lee joined the Navy during World War II, and served in the Pacific on the destroyer USS Stevenson. He was awarded seven bronze stars for participating in the assaults on New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago, Palau, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, among other campaigns.
He is survived by a son, Gene, and a two-year-old grandson, Dylan Leo.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Monday, April 6, 2014 at 6:00PM with a Celebration of Life to begin at 7:00PM. Inurnment will be held at South Florida National Cemetery Lake Worth, FL.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his honor to The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, FL.