Raymond, known by his family and friends as Ray, is survived by his daughter, Debra Lindsay, her husband Robert and 2 children Rebecca and Robbie and his son, Scott Diekmann, his wife Bobbie and 3 children Kyla, Jesi and Cody. He grew up in Gardena, Ca. where his first job was delivering the Gardena Valley Newspaper to Gardena residents. After high school he joined the Navy, where he served on the USS Bolster ARS 38 in the engine room. (1958-1962) After the Navy he went to work for Sav-on Drug Stores in 1964 and retired 32 years later in 1996. He married his wife Sherrie in 1966 and they had 2 children, Debra and Scott (who both also worked for Sav-ons when they were in high school). He was very proud of both his children and the careers they chose. Debra has worked in the travel industry specializing in travel to major sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup. His son Scott is a Captain at the Torrance Fire Department. Some of his hobbies included camping, fishing, playing golf and working on his 1968 Camaro. But his favorite thing to do in his later years was spending time with his family. He loved to watch his grandchildren play soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball. He would always give them the secret handshake after every game and slip them a couple of dollars hidden in his palm. He loved to ride his bike or walk down by the beach. Every morning he would get his newspaper, stop at the donut shop to get his coffee and donut, then he would go to the beach where he would read the newspaper while he ate his donut and drank his coffee. Then he would take his bike for a ride up and down the strand.
Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Viewing/Visitation: Friday – March 3, 2023 – 5:00pm-7:00pm Rice Center – Lighthouse 5310 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Graveside Service: Saturday – March 4, 2023 – 10:00am Holy Cross Cemetery 5835 W. Slauson Avenue Culver City, CA 90230
Reception immediately following – 11:30am-2:00pm Rice Center – Lighthouse 5310 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503
Please keep Ray's family in your prayers