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Raymond A. Shepard

May 12, 1938 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Raymond Shepard Obituary

Entered into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on November 21, 2023.

He was the beloved son and predeceased by his parents, Raymond Henry and Ruth Eva (Colliton) Shepard.

Former Husband to Elizabeth, Geraldine, Patricia, and Sally.

Natural Father to Raymond Allan, Steven, Ray Alan, Cheryl, and David.

Step-father to Rhonda, Linda, Patricia, Steven, John, Cheryl, Larry, Cindy, Kevin and Janice.

Grandfather and Great-Grandfather to many - and reminisced fond memories shared with Dani, Caleb, Adam, Nicole, Cameron, Peyton, Chrissy, Mark, Ellissia, Colleen, Heather, Shawn, and Wyatt.

He loved his Grand-Dog, Bailie, who was rescued by TracysPaws in Texas.

Raymond was a US Navy Veteran where he served as a Fire Technician.  He earned a Bachelor's Degree at Rochester Institute of Technology, where two of his Grandsons proudly attended. He was blessed to be able to retire early from Eastman Kodak Company, where he was an electrical engineer. He loved to share life with others golfing, traveling, riding his Gold Wing motorcycle, showing off and driving his red Corvette, hunting during deer season, going to shows, sharing good conversation and a cold drink, playing cards, visiting family, celebrating holidays, and going to a casino from time to time to test his luck. 

Raymond was also a survivor of all life had to offer. He never gave up in tough times and, when necessary, he set his sights forward to those "Better Days Ahead".  

Raymond never fell short of teaching others how important it is to practice gratitude, love, patience, strength, determination, forgiveness, mercy, courage, and grace. 

Ray believed in and supported the work of, the local Veterans Administration, the Salvation Army, and the Boys and Girls Club of America.  

Friends may call Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the funeral home (495 N. Winton Rd.). Interment immediately following at White Haven Memorial Park. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 30, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Crawford Funeral Home
495 N. Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14610

Graveside Service
Thursday
November 30, 2023

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

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