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Harold Ray

Harold Ray, 75; Honored For Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Harold Ray, 75;

Honored For

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

ONEONTA – Harold Ray, formerly of Oneonta, the inaugural recipient of The Arc Otsego’s Reach for the Stars Award in 2016, passed away on Jan. 26, 2019, at his nephew’s home in Oxford.
The award honored Harold – known to many as a dapper gentleman, always dressed in his suit and tie – for overcoming obstacles in his life and continuing to strive to help others.
Harold was born on Nov. 6, 1943, in South Brookfield, the youngest of 13 children. He was predeceased by his parents, Myrtle and George Ray and most of his siblings.

Friends Remember Harold Ray, Who Reached for the Stars

Friends Remember Harold Ray,

A Man Who Reached for the Stars

More than two dozen friends of Harold Ray, The Arc Otsego’s inaugural recipient of its Reach for the Stars Award in 2016, remembered him during a memorial today at Arc’s  Lower River Street campus, with tears, laughter and admiration for his passionate advocacy for rights of the disabled. Mr. Ray passed away on Jan. 26, 2019, at age 75. Pictured are his close friends, Joe Pagillo, left, Vicky Marino in back, Ray Morgan, right, and Ben Vernooy, in front. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
Harold Ray, 75; Honored For Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

IN MEMORIAM

Harold Ray, 75; Honored For

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Harold Ray

ONEONTA – Harold Ray, formerly of Oneonta, the inaugural recipient of The Arc Otsego’s Reach for the Stars Award in 2016, formerly of Oneonta, passed away on Jan. 26, 2019, at his nephew’s home in Oxford.

The award honored Harold – known to many as a dapper gentleman, always dressed in his suit and tie – for overcoming obstacles in his life and continuing to strive to help others.

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