July 19, 1943 - May 28, 2013
Age 69, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the University of Michigan Hospital. Ray was born on July 19, 1943 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of Bernard and Anna (Bush) Schlaff. He served in the United States Naval Reserves while in high school and enlisted following graduation. He was honorably discharged on October 14, 1965. In October of 1966 in Hell, MI, he married the love of his life Cheryl Furbush, and she survives. Ray started his employment with Michigan Bell as a Telephone Installer and continued with AT&T at the split and finally retired from Lucent Technologies in 2000. Ray was an avid sports fan. He officiated high school football for a number of years. In his free time during the summer he could often be found on one of the local golf courses. In addition to his wife survivors include daughters Diane Cuff and Janice (Russell) Shank, a son Raymond Jr., the “apple of his eye” granddaughter, Skyler Shank, and his brother David Schlaff. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Anna, as well as his brother Jim. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Saline 1200 North Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI, with Rev. Dr. James E. Tuttle and Rev. Laura Speiran, officiating. Military honors will follow the service at the church under the auspices of the Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association. Envelopes will be available at the church where friends may begin calling on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Arrangements entrusted to the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home of Saline. To sign Ray’s guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information or directions please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.
Age 69, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the University of Michigan Hospital. Ray was born on July 19, 1943 in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of Bernard and Anna (Bush) Schlaff. He served in the United States Naval Reserves while in high school... View Obituary & Service Information
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