Gene Lamont Ray died March 1. He was 88.

Mr. Ray was born Dec. 26, 1924. He was a graduate of Washington High School and the University of Portland. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Michael Ray, in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nora; sons, Brian, Zachary and Peter Ray; daughters, Jeannie Ray-Timoney and Toni O'Donnell; 28 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9, at St. John Fisher Church, preceded by a rosary at 9:30 a.m.