Donald William Ray
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Donald William Ray
  • June 17, 1937 - December 6, 2017
  • Gurnee, Illinois

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Donald W. Ray, Sr., 80 of Gurnee was born June 17, 1937 in Highland Park to Donald F. and Ruth (nee Ryder) Ray and passed away suddenly on December 6, 2017. Don was the beloved husband of Eva M. (nee Mills); loving father of Tammy (Steven) Zielnicki, Clifton (Janeth) Ray, Donald W. Jr. (Carmel) Ray, Jeffrey (Jeannette) Ray and Michael (Jenna) Ray; cherished grandfather of Tiffany, Andrew, Chad, Joseph, Juan Carlos, David, Kimberly, Cameron, Peyton, Finley, Taylor and Brysen; great-grandfather of 6; dear brother of Carol (Eugene) Crovetti, William (Liliana) Ray and the late Gary Ray and Susan Dourte and former husband of Donna Hultberg. Don was an Army veteran. He went to work for the North Shore Gas Company as soon as his service ended. He retired in 1996 after 38 years of hard work and dedication. He never stopped working though and spent his final days working as a part-time maintenance technician. He will be remembered as one of the kindest, gentlest, and hardest working men anyone has ever had the pleasure to know. Visitation will be Friday, December 15, 2017 from 3-8PM with Military Honors Service at 7:45 PM at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee. Interment will be private.