Ray Derek Carthy

January 22, 1965May 31, 2019
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Mr. Ray Derek Carthy, age 54, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019. Ray was born on January 22, 1965 in Port of Spain, Trinidad son of Lloyd Derek and Claudina Violet Taitt Carthy. Ray attended Junior Academy in Brooklyn, NY where he was Valedictorian of his class ‘79. After graduating from Junior Academy he attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, NY, where he was Team Captain of his fencing team and Valedictorian yet again of his class. Following high school, he moved from New York (‘83) to Boston where he earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard while being a member of the Fencing Team, in continuing his love for the sport. It’s here where he started to cultivate his entrepreneurship in the club / social scene of Boston. He then went on to earn his Masters Degree from Boston University.

As an excellent project director, Ray was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. Prior to entering Corporate America, he was the Director of Housing and Administration for Boston University, where he shaped many lives of the on campus students entering college life through mentorship and services provided by his office. He also worked as Director of Technology Operations for Media One (now AT&T) in Ft. Lauderdale, and developed lifelong friendships with his colleagues and staff. After leaving Media One, Ray set out on his journey of creating his own company and lifelong legacy as a successful businessman.

In both his personal and professional environments, Ray was always up for a great conversation and to connect-others through networking. He also had a love for all types of music, movies, sci-fi, good food with Scotch and great company. His favorite pursuit was technology; he was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

He is survived by his parents Mr. Lloyd Derek Carthy and Mrs. Claudina Violet Taitt Carthy of Queens, NY. Brother, Duane Anton Carthy, Sister In-Law, Amour Carthy and nephew, Derek Alexander Carthy of Roswell, GA, plus loving family members in New York, Canada, London and Trinidad & Tobago.

The funeral services for Mr. Ray Derek Carthy have been entrusted to the care of Roswell Funeral Home 950 Mansell Road Roswell, Georgia 30076

The memorial will be held at 12 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Roswell Funeral Home in Roswell, GA. Family will receive friends from 11 am till 12 pm Thursday, June 13, 2019.

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  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, June 13, 2019


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Reseda Shelton

June 13, 2019

Please accept our sincere sympathy at this time of change.
Your friends in Alabama, the Shelton Family.

Reseda Shelton, Laura's Sister

Cecil Stone

June 12, 2019

The Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church family extends heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the entire Carthy family. May our sister and daughter Claudina know that she is loved and thought of during this inconsolable period of a mothers life. Truly "earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot cure!"
Pastor Stone, and your Springfield Gardens Church family.

Mary Stuart Flowers

June 11, 2019

Deepest sympathy to sister Claudina and Mr Lloyd on the passing of your son.
From: Mary Stuart Flowers and members of the
Spiritual Fellowship Classes of Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church.

Karla Jackson-Cohen

June 8, 2019

My Condolences thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Ray Carthy. He was once my manager in Information Technology in South Florida. He often said: "If it's not documented, it didn't happen". In the world of technology, this was very important. Great lessons were learned while working for him.

John 16:22. “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Susan Braithwaite

June 5, 2019

I had just (re)connected with Ray on Facebook after not having seen him for many years.The last time I saw him was when he lived in Fort Lauderdale while visiting a friend who lived in Tampa.
I met Ray through a good childhood friend and family friend,Ted Chase. when lived in Boston. Ted and Ray were working on their own communications/tech business and we collaborated on an entertainment publication for the black community. I remember spending a lot of time w/Ray hanging out and going to parties,listening to his much-needed sound advice in my younger years. I will never forget that, his laughter and beautiful smile .I know he will be dearly missed by those closest to him in these latter years and will forever wish I had the opportunity to see that smile and hear his laughter,again.

Susan Braithwaite

Michael Fergus

June 4, 2019

Ray and I have been friends for over 30 years and we spoke the last Sunday in May. He was happy to have relocated back to Florida with the warm weather and new opportunities. Over the years we were able to sustain our friendship discussing our great love for music. I will miss his friendship, conversation and enthusiasm for forward thinking,
Rest in Power Ray. Until we meet again.

Jenifer Joyce

June 3, 2019

I will always remember his laugh.....Ray's ability to listen when others felt their worlds were falling apart and his generous and wholehearted ability to offer comfort. He was such a kind and gentle soul, taken from us way too early in life. An intelligent and caring man, Ray is missed by those he met even for a short time.

I first met Ray in High School, but really got to know him while I was working and living in Taiwan, seemingly the other side of the world. We began a deep friendship through SKYPE and continued once I returned to the U.S, talking at length about current events, future aspirations and life's challenges. I still hear and miss his voice. I will never forget Ray Derek Carthy. May you have found peace, Ray, dear friend.


Best man at Amour and Duane's wedding.