Steve was born January 7, 1952 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of John James & Frances Kathleen (Tarr) Ray.  At the age of 66, he psased Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his home in Manchester, MI.  Steve graduated from University High School in Bloomington, IN in 1970. He then went on to graduate from Purdue University in 1974 with a degree in Biology. Steve was National Account Manager for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals for 32 years. He attended Sharon United Methodist Church. Steve enjoyed mowing and tinkering in the barn. He loved his home and family.

On August 25, 1982, he married Katherine Foster, and she survives. Other survivors include daughter, Katherine (Rob Marcus) Caldwell of VA; grandchild, Brayden Caldwell; daughter, Emily (Trevor) Steer of CA; brother, Richard (Jane Kimble) Ray of WI; sister, Sharon Ray of IN; and nieces, Madisen and Morgen. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November12, 3:30 pm at Sharon United Methodist Church with Pastor Peter Harris officiating.  Burial will be at Rowe’s Corner Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church, 19980 W Pleasant Lake Rd, Manchester, MI 48158. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.


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