Raymond E. Smith
Raymond Smith, a Rockaway resident, died June 8.
Smith was born on March 29, 1952 in East Meadow, New York. He was the ninth child of 13 children. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in New Orleans and worked as a systems analyst at Merrill Lynch for 10 years before becoming an independent contractor. For the past 20 years, he was a manager for UBS Financial Services.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Daisy Smith; brothers, Jonnie Mack and Steven Smith; and sisters, Betty Curry and Ethel Mae Sanford.
Smith is survived by his brothers, Stanley and Gregory; sisters, Gloria Wilson, Victoria Smith-Evans, Mildred Butler, Linda and Pamela Smith; sisters-in-law, Michelle Smith and Shenetta Turner-Smith; brother-in-law Henry Evans Jr.; aunts, Jessie Corley and Serena Jones; godson, Kyle Sanford; friend John McMillian; extended family members Gerald and Sandy Ford; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Services were held at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Interment was by Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York.