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Raymond G. “Ray” Bair

February 18, 1942 - October 12, 2020

Raymond G. “Ray” Bair, age 78, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Born in Ithaca, NY on February 18, 1942, he was a son of the late Earl Guy and Evelyn May (Roberts) Bair. Ray served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. Ray, along with his wife, Judy, were the owners of several retail stores over the years in the Maryland and Virginia area.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Earl R. Bair. He is survived by his wife, Judith M. Bair; children, Dawn Lynn Ellis of Clearwater, FL, Keith Johnson (Suzanne) of Chambersburg, PA, Richard Spicer (Debra) of Middletown, Debra Barnes of Arlington, VA and Stephen Spicer of Virginia; grandchildren, Jim, Justin, Josh, Justin, Amy, Megan, Michael, Michelle, Melissa and Robert; siblings, Patricia A. Stephenson of Middletown and Diana Lynn Lee (Carl) of Elkton, MD; and several great grandchildren and extended family.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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18 Guestbook messages for Raymond G. “Ray” Bair

  • Ray you fought a great battle, your wisdom and advice in all matters, both big and small, will be missed by many.
    Knowing that you are in a better place, free of the confines of a broken body, your spirit never recognized those limitations, you wanted a new boat was the evidence of always believing you could beat your sickness.
    You gave us all the desire to live every day to the fullest extent possible. I will miss you and will help mom with anything she needs, my promise to you and God.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Judy and family.

    We loved Ray. His sense of humor (we got it). It was great to have you both as neighbors for many years.

    RIP Ray.

  • My Uncle Ray was a good man, and I am so sorry for his loss. I will miss him.

  • Ray,
    Many years of friendship, ( 9th grade in school ) we miss you. Rest in peace our dear friend.
    Romie and Millie

  • Judy, we are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. He was such a great guy, it was a pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  • Mr. Bair, as I have always called him, was one of a kind! He changed the course of my life and I have eternal gratitude for all that he taught me along the way. He was my boss, my friend and even a father figure to me on many occasions. He will be forever in my thoughts and in my heart! Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dad, I will miss you very much. Thank you for making me the person I am today. Thank you for the great history we share. Thank you for showing how much you loved me. You are my hero, and I love you so.

  • Our deepest condolences to the entire Bair Family. Dawn has spoken so lovingly of her Father and our thoughts are with the entire Family,

  • I will always remember Ray as being rough around the edges but a kind and gentle person. He was a great person to work for and showed great confidence in me. Judy, I know what a difficult time this is for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to deals with such a loss. You and Ray will always be in my heart.

  • So very sorry for the loss of your dad. Im so glad to have met Ray & Judy in Key West. And I’m so glad for your updates Dawnie, just remember what i told you about my dad. I pray for you, Judy and all the family. 🙏. We love you Dawnie. Barry & chickie the ntl geographic girl !

  • Judy, you and all the family have my deepest sympathy and love at this difficult time. I know how much Ray will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear about Ray. The only solace I can offer is that he is now in a better place and free from the pain and ailments that racked his body.
    My deepest condolences to the family. You are in my prayers.

  • Rest In Peace, Dear Friend

    Diane and Dwight

  • Judy we are so sorry to hear of Rays passing. We always enjoyed his sense of humor and his zest for life..he will be greatly missed. We are always available if you need something or just want to get together. ❤️

    The Swan’s

  • What do you say when you lose your best friend of 63+ years? Our memories together, forever treasured. Teen to seniors we could always laugh, discuss and find ways to do mischief.
    I’ll miss that so much and can only hope, one day, to be greeted in the far unknown by your mischievous smile and the many questions you often asked for which I had no answer known. Perhaps in our “Chevy’s” and a boat on the Elk we may together once again roam.
    Love ya buddy.

  • Judy, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, DJ & Larry

  • Judy, Our heartfelt sympathies to you and the Bair family on the loss of our dear friend Ray. We will always remember Ray riding his mower to our house in Dickerson Farms to chat, tell stories and laughing at his sense of humor. You both were terrific neighbors and good friends. He will be deeply missed. Our loss is heaven’s gain! We’re praying for you during this difficult time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We are here for you! Fondly, Eileen & Carl Edelin

  • I love you so much grandpa bair. Thank you for everything. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.