Raymond Daniel Dwyer, Jr.

Raymond Daniel Dwyer, Jr.

January 03, 1920 - October 19, 2010

Raymond Daniel Dwyer, Jr.

January 03, 1920 - October 19, 2010


Dr. Raymond Dwyer passed away with family by his side at his home in Laguna Woods, California on October 19th, 2010. He was 90 years old. He was born on January 3rd, 1920, in the steel mill town of Gary Indiana, the youngest of three children. Ray was a championship swimmer and attended the University of Michigan. He joined the war in 1941 where he served as a radar operator aboard a B-17 patrolling the Panama Canal Zone and Galapagos Islands. Upon his return from service, he received his degree in medicine from the Indiana School of Medicine in 1951 as an anesthesiologist. Ray married his beloved wife Betty in 1951 and moved to Pasadena, California to raise a family.

He and Betty raised five children in Santa Monica, a sixth child, Kelly, died in infancy. His marriage to Betty lasted until her death in 1983. Ray is survived by his five children: Tara of Laguna Woods, Raymond Daniel III Dan of Temecula, William Bill of Fountain Valley, Michael Mike of Carlsbad, and Kelly Dwyer-Emmers of Hayward, California. Daughter in-law Myloan Vu, Son in-law Robert Bob Emmers. He was a grandfather to eleven grandchildren: Danny, Andy, Scotty, Erika, Alicia, Adrienne, Charlotte, Dane, Grace, Theo, and Lila.

He will be dearly missed by all his family, especially by his daughter Tara who cared for him for many years until his passing. He will be remembered most for his gentle soul, his humor, and his unconditional kindness to all who were fortunate enough to have crossed his path in life.

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17 responses to Raymond Daniel Dwyer, Jr.

  1. Rhonda Mesa says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  2. Rhonda Price says:

    I have known Tara for sometime. My heart and prayers goes out to her and her family.

  3. Sorry for your loss but now he can have a great new body and life with Jesus and I am sure God will richly reward him for serving in the military and protecting the USA! GOD BLESS YOU TARA and your family for sharing with us.
    the Pendelton Family

  4. Tara, you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  5. I pray that GOD continues to provide your family with strength. Thank GOD that he gave him so much time on earth before calling him home. May GOD continue to bless you all.

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