Obituary: Raymond H. Ives, Jr., 88 of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Fairfield

Raymond H. Ives, Jr., age 88 of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Fairfield, the beloved husband of Phyllis (Sherman) Ives, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Sarasota.

He was born in Bridgeport to the late Raymond H. Ives, Sr. and Mabel (Garrison) Ives.

Raymond was a graduate of the Randolph Macon Military Academy in Virginia and attended Boston University prior to being called away to serve in the U.S. Army. He was in the 242nd Infantry Regiment, Company E.  Following his schooling and military service, Ray went to work for his father’s company, Ives Electric. He liquidated the company is 1971 and formed Promotional Advertising Associates which he ran until his retirement in 1988.

Ray was a member of the American Legion Post # 74, the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA), the Palm Aire Club in Sarasota and a former member of the Patterson Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving son, Bruce Sherman Ives and his wife, Robin of Redding, and his cherished granddaughters, Pamela House Ives of Greenwich and Margot Ives Shook and her husband, Jason of Canton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Ives.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service with full Military Honors at Oak Lawn Cemetery, 1530 Bronson Road in Fairfield on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. David Rowe officiating.  A Reception will follow the service. The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center is assisting with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ray’s name to the American Cancer Society: P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

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