RMC Raymond Edward Bill

Served in RUSH as an RM1

Raymond E. Bill

During a recent telephone call, the webmaster was informed of the passing of Raymond Edward Bill. He served onboard RUSH most likely in the 1970's.

The following notice was located at LEGACY.COM:

ProudVeteran.jpgRMC Raymond Ewdward Bill, USN, Ret.
June 6, 1940 - November 12, 2008
Enfield, New Hampshire

Raymond Edward Bill, 68, of Enfield died on Wednesday November 12, 2008 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after losing a battle with cancer.

He was born on June 6, 1940, at home in Enfield, NH a son of the late Albert A. Bill Sr. and Adeline (Charbono) Bill. He was a graduate of Enfield High School class of 1959. While attending high school he worked in the Baltic Woolen Mill, and played first and third base on the 1957 and 1959 State Championship Baseball teams.

He enlisted in the US Navy where he was stationed on a Destroyer and taught at Great Lakes Navel Academy. He also served as a recruiter in Bronx, NY before retiring in 1979 at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During his twenty years of service he received five good conduct awards. He was married to Sharon Louise Bean of Syracuse, NY in 1975. From 1979 until he retired in 2006 he worked as assistant director of housekeeping at both Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Ray served as President of the International Housekeepers Association from 1997 until 2001.

He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, and in later years their camp in Vermont. He was also an avid fan of the Mascoma basketball teams, usually going dressed in the school colors. He enjoyed making his own maple syrup each spring and gardening. He was a member of the board of the Enfield High School Alumni Association serving as president for fourteen years. He always enjoyed playing Santa at the hospital and at the Enfield Elementary School while his children were students there. His family remembers him as a loving and caring husband and father that loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was known for his laugh and his jolly disposition.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of 33 years, two sisters; Edith Mason of Lebanon and Alice Gaskin of Charlestown, NH, two sons Ray Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Jacksonville, FL, Michael of Enfield, NH, three daughters Stefanie Krehbiel of Jacksonville, FL, Michelle Frost and her husband Jonathan of Dunstable, MA, and Tracy Hill and her husband Jason of Canaan, NH, five grandsons; Jason, Joshua, Garrett, Cameron, Nathan, and a granddaughter Madelyn, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family may call at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 , and Sunday evening from 6 to 8. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00AM at the LaSalette Shrine Chapel Rt. 4-A in Enfield. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH 03756.

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