Rauf Isa Salem
November 3, 1937 – October 10, 2020
Rauf I. Salem, 83, passed away at home on Saturday October 10, 2020. He was surrounded by his beloved wife of 52 years, Carolyn L. (Woodson) Salem; and sons, Jeffery R. (Christie) Salem, and Greggory R. (Roxanne) Salem.
He was loved by his 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was also survived by 3 brothers, Anton (Louisa) Salem, Jad Salem, and George Salem; and 1 sister, Khowla Issa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George (Issa) Salem and Helanah; and his sister, Virginia Salem. Ray was the former owner of George’s General Store in Centerville, and enjoyed working at Costco for 27 years. He loved his family, friends, and his beloved dog, DeeDee.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Demaine Funeral Home, Faifax.
A funeral service will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Fairfax City Cemetery.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Rauf Isa Salem
October 21, 2020
Dear Carolyn, Jeffery and Greggory,
I so very sorry to hear about the loss of Rauf. Rauf was a very kind, nice and friendly man with alot of class. I am proud to be his cousin. I remember many years ago I was in Washington D.C. on a business trip for a couple of days. I called Rauf to say hello . He and Carolyn took the rest of their busy day off and spent the evening with me inviting me to dinner at an exclusive restaurant. They were very generous. It's something I will never forget. My sympathies to Anton, Khowla, Jad and George. I know you will miss him dearly as well as all his extended cousins and friends. My prayers are with everone to help you get through this difficult time. Rest in peace brother.
October 14, 2020
May peace and memories carry you through this difficult time. Ray was a wonderful and positive man.
October 12, 2020
I remember Ray and Carolyn at the corner store they owned. Cindy Woodson my bestie would take me there to get candy and snacks after school. Ray was always a really nice man. I met Gregg and Jeff through Steve Woodson years ago. Gregg and I have remained close over the years. Hugs to the family. Praying for all of you