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Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel
1076 Madison Ave
New York, NY

GANDOLF--Raymond L.,

died peacefully at home on December 2, 2015, at the age of 85. He was the devoted husband of Blanche Cholet, loving father of five daughters, Alexandra (Matthew), Jessica (Lincoln), Victoria, Amanda (Martin) and Susanna (Robert), and cherished grandfather of Dillon and Caitlin, Elias and Dana, and Scarlett. Ray was born in Norwalk, Ohio and received a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University. He was an actor, writer, television news correspondent and sports commentator. Ray contributed to the ABC series "Our World" as writer and co-host, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and reported from four Olympic Games. He received an Emmy, a Peabody, and a duPont Award for his work. Ray's unforgettable charm, intelligence, wit and warmth will be greatly missed. Family will be welcoming callers on Tuesday, December 8th, 2-5 and 7-9pm at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81st St. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 9th, 10am at The Church of St. Gregory the Great, 144 West 90th St., between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Donations in his memory may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 6, 2015
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