Raymond Ah Tye

February 22, 1915February 26, 2012

AH TYE, Raymond

It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond Ah Tye announces his passing from declining health after hip replacement surgery, on Sunday, February 26, at the age of 97 years.

Raymond was born in Oakland, CA on February 22, 1915, to Rose and Dilly Ah Tye Senior. He was the 7th child of 15 children. He attended Stockton High School where he ran track and played tennis. He attended UC Berkeley and became an Assistant Transportation Engineer for Caltrans where he worked for 29+ years.

Raymond was married to Audrey for 70 wonderful years and will be lovingly remembered by her and their children, daughter Michelle Lew and son Dale Ah Tye (wife Laura Ah Tye). Raymond will also be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, Leslie Lew (husband Bryan Wagner), Tiffany and Brandon Ah Tye. His great grandson, Conner Wagner will also miss Raymond.

A wake will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 3:00-5:00pm atHharry A. Nauman & Son Land Park Funeral Chapel, 4041 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822. On Sunday, March 4 at 1:30pm, there will be a funeral service at Harry A. Nauman & Son. Interment will follow at the family plot, East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95819.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Raymond to either of the following organizations: Chinese United Methodist Church,2470 28th Avenue,Sacramento, CA 95822 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 3841 N. Freeway Blvd.,Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95834.

The family wishes to thank Soaring Oaks care home and staff, and the VITAS Innovative Hospice Care for their compassionate and loving care.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 4, 2012

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Laurel Grimm

March 8, 2012

Dear Michelle,

Our deepest condolences for you and the entire Ah Tye family on the loss of your father. I hope that in time you will experience joy in sharing wonderful stories and pictures with Connor about his Great Grandfather. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Timothy Bauer

March 3, 2012

Dearest Michelle: I hope you remember your old friend, Tim, as I send you my heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Tim Bauer, Granite Bay, CA

March 3, 2012

Mrs. Ah Tye,

We extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family on the loss of your loved one (Mr. Ah Tye). We pray God wil sustain you in your time of bereavement.

Isaiah & Freddye Ollison
Your neighbors across the
the street for many years

Marilyn Moy

March 3, 2012

Aunt Audrey, Michelle, Dale and family. I wish I could be with you this weekend. My love and prayers are with you always. All of you are so fortunate to have Uncle Ray in your life. He was a wonderful man and blessed to be loved by many. Love always, Marilyn (Moy) and family

Laura Ah Tye

March 2, 2012

Dear Dad,

You were definitely like a father to me. I am so blessed to have married into a wonderful family and have you as a father-in-law. You gave me the most precious gift and that is your son, Dale. Thank you for being a warm and loving father-in-law for me and an outstanding grandfather for Tiffany and Brandon. We will miss you with all of our hearts. The values that you taught to Michelle and Dale will be passed on to Tiffany and Brandon so your legacy will live on.

I hope you are resting in peace and enjoying the house of the Lord. I know you are smiling at us from heaven and eating lots of ice cream.


March 2, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the Ah Tye Family. Although we are never ready, may you have comfort knowing he had a long and good life.
Lisa & Tom Shepherd

Sue / Mike Williams-Montgomery

March 2, 2012

Our sympathies and prayers to the family of Raymond Ah Tye. Sorry to hear about your loss.

Ed Pierini

March 1, 2012

Thanks for the memories Mr. Ah Tye. I remember the time you told me of the perils of getting old and being forgetful. You told me that one morning you woke up and was very concerned that you couldn't see. You thought you had gone blind. Then you realized that you forgot to open your eyes. Memory loss at its finest. I tell that story all the time and it gets guaranteed laughs.

My prayers and well wishes that God provides consolations to the Ah Tye family as they grieve and mourn the physical loss of Mr. Ah Tye. Find comfort in knowing that a wonderful eternal life awaits him with his Creator.


Ray - Circa 1940


Ray & Audrey - Wedding 1941