Richmond, NY: Ray passed peacefully on February 3, 2020 at age 89. Predeceased by his wife Jean (Allen) Blackmer in 2005. Survived by sons; Carl (Kim) Blackmer and Tom Blackmer (Lisa Andreotta); grandson Makar Blackmer; great-grandchildren, Grace and Gavin Blackmer; siblings, Myron Blackmer, Max (Barbara) Blackmer, and Sandy (Ed) Gates. Also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ray was born on June 16, 1930 in Canandaigua, NY to parents Charles and Esther (Francis) Blackmer. He was a life-long resident of Richmond and graduated from Honeoye School in 1948. He married Jean on August 25, 1951 and they celebrated 53 years of marriage before her passing. Ray was an airplane pilot, instructor, and was a past member of the International Flying Farmers Association. Besides his career in farming he was also a truck driver and bus driver. Ray loved his family, the land, and John Deere tractors.
The family wishes to thank the aides and nurses at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Memory Lane, for the care and compassion they showed Ray.
Family and friends may call on Friday, February 7th, from 6pm-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street, Rte 20A, Honeoye, NY where Rayís Funeral Service will be held at 7pm, following calling hours. People are encouraged to dress casual and wear your favorite hat. A graveside service will be held in the summer at Richmond Center Cemetery, Honeoye, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Fire Dept. & Ambulance, PO Box 469, Honeoye, NY 14471 or the Alzheimerís Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.
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