Ray Munchmeyer death March 26, 2018

The news came Wayne Micek.  Please remember Ray and his family in your prayers.

Raymond P. Munchmeyer “Ray” passed away on March 26, 2018 at the age of 71 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY and spending his formative years in New Hyde Park, NY and Breezy Point, NY (Roxbury). Leaving NY for the University of Notre Dame where he graduated in 1968. He later earned his MBA from Northwestern in 1969 (accomplishing a 2 year degree in 1 year). Ray served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant during the Vietnam War era from 1969 to 1971. In 1969 he began his career with the Polaroid Corporation where he worked 39 years and retired as a Senior Production Planner. For his son’s and daughter’s soccer teams, Ray coached for the Framingham United Soccer Club for over 10 years. Ray also served on the Board of Directors for the club as Treasurer. Ray was an athlete who ran and completed the NYC Marathon 3 times. Later on in life, Ray developed a love for spin classes (indoor cycling). He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carmela (Zito), son Paul, Paul’s wife Amy, daughter Michelle Salvi, Michelle’s husband Matt and 4 grandchildren: Anthony (Ray’s best friend), Eric, Shay and Libby. Ray lived a full life and touched many people. Whether it was “down the beach” at Roxbury, in college at Notre Dame, in Germany serving in the Army, working at Polaroid or at a spin class in NY or Massachusetts, Ray met and befriended almost a countless amount of people. If you became Ray’s friend, you were a friend for life. Not one person was more important to him than his wife Carmela. Ray and Carmela met at 16 and were never apart after that. Together they traveled the world, loved each other and created a loving family. Carmela, Paul and Michelle felt an endless amount of love from Ray and all of us will miss him immensely. Family and friends will honor and remember Rays life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Wednesday, April 4th, from 4-7 P.M. Funeral services and interment will take place in Queens, NY in the following weeks. Details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CJD Foundation at www.cjdfound ation.org or PO Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334. For directions and online tributes, kindly visit www.mccarthyfh.com

One thought on “Ray Munchmeyer death March 26, 2018

  1. there wasnt a better man than “the muncher”. i met ray at father BHB Langes gym. One day we each grabbed a barbell and assisted Fr Lange by handing him one in each hand. Fr Lange had a bad ly injured bicep. Unfortunately ray gave lange the heavy barbell in his bad arm, i gave him the light barbell in his good arm, we just werent paying attention. Lange yelled at ray for screwing up but it could just as easily been me. From then on when ever i saw Ray at the gym, i would point to ray and say to lange, “there he is father, it was all his fault”, and we would all laugh like hell. Ray always had a smile, and im so sorry about his passing.

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