Raymond F. Stahowiak
Raymond F. Stahowiak "Stack" 64, of Cranston died on Saturday May 26, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Megumi "Meg" (Iwaasa) Stahowiak. Born in Providence in 1954 Ray was the son of the late Edward and Josephine Stahowiak. Besides his wife, Ray leaves his loving daughter Mary Levesque and husband Jeff of Warwick, brother Vincent RISP Retired and wife "Midge" "Bonnie" Stahowiak of Smithfield and was pre-deceased by his brother Edward Stahowiak. Ray also leaves his treasured and loyal friends Robbie, Marshall and Mark. Ray was a graduate of Cranston High School East, New England Technical Institute and Brockton Professional School of Bartending. Since 2000, Ray was employed by McLaughlin and Moran until his retirement and was a member of Local Union 251. Previous employment included Cox Communications and The Legion Bowl and Pub. Ray had a variety of interests including swimming where he held the record for the fastest time for the mile swim at the Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville, (and possibly still does!). Other interests included scuba diving, snorkeling, cross country skiing, bartending and on May 30, l986 Ray received his solo pilot license. A Celebration of Ray's life to which all are invited to attend will be held on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the Celebration beginning at 5:00pm. Kindly omit flowers. Donations in Ray’s memory to Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association Inc. PO Box 55071#15530 Boston, Ma. 02205-5071 would be appreciated.
Ivone Rodrigues of RI College - 05/31/2018
Mary and family, sending prayers and asking that the memories that your dad leaves behind keeps you uplifted in strength during this difficult time. My sincerest condolences.
Paul Barclay - 05/31/2018
So sorry. To see this. Haven't seen Ray in years but Tended bar with him for many years at the Legion pub Truly great guy! I sold him a truck from Hurd Chevrolet a few years back May he rest in peace
Jon Genier - 06/01/2018
I was sorry to learn of Ray's passing. May his family find some comfort for their great loss in the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15.
Rick Anderson - 06/03/2018
RIP Ray I remember you tending bar back in the late seventies & eighties at the pub. My condolense family.
Dave Cerullo - 06/03/2018
Very sorry to see such sad news. Ray & I go back a long way to grammar school. Went to Yahoog with him as a Boy Scout (Troop 18). Our mom’s played bridge together for years. He was a classmate of mine and was very glad we were able to get together at our last class reunion last fall. Ray was very nice and will be missed. Condolences to all his friends and family.
JOAN PERRON - 06/03/2018
Vin and Midge, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out for you both.
Joseph R. Stachowiak - 06/04/2018
My sincere condolences for your loss.
Deborah Thurston Jones (Masse) - 06/04/2018
Vinny, Bonnie, and family,
I was shocked to see this sad news in the paper yesterday. I am so sorry and feel terrible that he passed as a young age. I had seen and talked to Ray a few times in recent years. My sincere condolences to your whole family. May he rest eternally in peace.
Ginger Dunnigan D'Ambrosio - 06/04/2018
I'm truly sorry to read of Ray's death. It has been a very long time since we all lived next door to each other. I have very fond memories of those years. May Ray Rest In Peace with Ed and your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John Messere - 06/05/2018
Ray was one of the finest upstanding men I have ever known his passing leaves me deeply saddened my sincere condolence to friends and family
Mark Amaral - 06/05/2018
Ray will always be one of the finest human beings that I've had the pleasure to know. I was one of the lucky ones that called him my friend. I will think of him often with a tear in my eye, a smile on my face, and a heart full of hope that we shall meet again in a better place. My condolences to his family and friends.