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OBITUARY

Raymond Gerald Chase Sr.

September 8, 1940July 17, 2020

Raymond Gerald Chase, Sr., 79, of Champions Gate, Florida passed away peacefully on July 17, 2020. He was born on September 8, 1940 in Jeanerette, Louisiana to the late Leonard & Irene (Guillotte) Chase Sr. Raymond was one of four siblings: Leonard Chase Jr, Wayne Chase and Jeanne (Chase) Gaudet.

Raymond enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 16, 1958 and served his country for 30 years. During his enlisted years he lived in Bremerhaven Germany, Kaneohe HI, Monterey CA, Norfolk VA and Gambrills MD. Raymond was a Vietnam Veteran having served in Vietnam on multiple occasions. He received many commendations during his military career with the highest honor being the On-The-Roof-Gang Cryptologist of the Year Award in 1985. MGySgt Raymond Chase retired from the Marine Corps on June 1,1988. During the years following his retirement from the Marine Corps, Raymond was active in the Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA).

Following his military retirement, Raymond worked for Lockheed Martin Security Department in Hanover, Maryland. He retired from Lockheed Martin after ten years, on September 8, 2000. After two retirements, Raymond worked at Walt Disney World for ten years retiring on June 7, 2014. Raymond Chase married Rita Mae Howlett on April 22, 1967 and had two sons, Ray Chase Jr and Randy Chase. Raymond and Rita were married at the time of his passing. Raymond enjoyed John Wayne movies, building puzzles, reading books and watching the Washington Redskins. He collected bald eagles and Marine Corps memorabilia and was active in the Knights of Columbus throughout his life. Raymond enjoyed taking his grandkids to Disney and attending their sporting events. He was a man of faith, faithfulness & family. Raymond was a beloved Husband, Dad and Paw Paw. Raymond Gerald Chase Sr. is survived by his wife, Rita (Howlett) Chase; sons, Ray Chase Jr. and his wife Karen, Randy Chase and his wife Jill; grandchildren, Emily and Logan Chase, Brooke and Grant Chase; siblings, Wayne Chase and Jeanne (Chase) Gaudet. On Friday, July 24, 2020 at 2:00pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Raymond Chase, Sr. will be presented with Catholic Blessings and Marine Corps Honors. Condolences may be offered at www.baldwinfairchildwintergarden.com In lieu of flowers the family would request a donation in Raymond Chase’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=10043&ovr_acv_id=2703 For a live stream of the service please follow the provided link: https://vimeo.com/440143845/3993ab06dd

Services

  • Military Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

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Raymond Gerald Chase Sr.

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Duane Crader

July 31, 2020

Semper Fi my friend.

Duane Crader
MGySgt, USMC Ret.

Gayle Chase

July 24, 2020

Ray and Randy I wish I could have been there with you. Your Dad was a wonderful son, brother, husband, dad and grandfather. Enjoyed our times with him so much. His family was everything to him and I know he will be missed by all. Praying for all of you. Love y’all

Bob & Sandra Garrick

July 24, 2020

We remember Ray fondly from their time in Maryland. Our sincere condolences to Rita and the family.

John Oliver

July 23, 2020

Uncle Ray was a Great man, whose Love for God, Family, and Country kept him strong happy and passionate in his life! Rest In Peace Uncle Ray!

Sam James

July 23, 2020

Semper Fi, My Friend. Only good can be said about Ray. He was always there for anyone; Big Brother, Senior Marine, or subordinate to those he served. Never faltering, Ray could be counted on without having to ask. Our condolences to you Rita, and Family. We will make a donation to the Semper Fi Fund in memory of Ray. Sam and Susan.

Patricia DePlasco

July 23, 2020

Uncle Ray was the best - a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and a dedicated Marine who well served his country. He was a good man whose sense of humor and easygoing manner made life more pleasant for all who knew him. He will very much be missed by our family.

Patricia Oliver DePlasco and family

Albert Harvick

July 22, 2020

Ray and I served together off and on starting in Bremerhaven, Ger. He and I shared many memories when he would make his command visits to the various letter companies while he was serving as the Marine Support Bn. Sergeant Major. He was a fine Marine and a great Staff NCO. He was also instrumental in helping to expand the Marine Corps Cryptologic Association (MCCA). I know he will be missed by his family as well as his many friends from the Corps.
God Bless and Semper Fidelis to another Marine who is taking his post guarding the streets of heaven.

Steve Oliver

July 22, 2020

My condolences to my Aunt Rita and my cousins Ray and Randy. I’m so sorry for your lost. Uncle Ray was a great man who loved his family. Sincerely Steve and Linda Oliver

Palmer Brown

July 21, 2020

Ray was my Sergeant Major at Marine Support Battalion and I could always depend upon him for good advice and support. Later his work with the MCCA was invaluable. But Ray was more than my SgtMaj and loyal member of the MCCA, he was my friend! My condolences to Rita, Ray Jr. and Randy. May God bless and comfort you in this time of loss.
'til the last landing's made, and we stand unafraid;
on a shore no mortal has seen.
'til the last bugle call sounds taps for us all;
It's Semper Fidelis Marine!
RIP my friend.

Ron Capshaw

July 21, 2020

Ray was a great friend and Marine. I treasure our years together both in the Marines and at Lockheed Martin. Rest In Peace.

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