This evening we say goodbye to our dear friend Ray & wish him peace in his place of rest. We remember him as a pioneer, a community-maker, a father, partner, & friend. He touched countless people & his loss is felt far and wide. Please hold him in your heart & raise a glass of good stuff. Details of his memorial ~ the celebration of his life will be posted soon. Thank you for all your love and kind words.
While I didn't know Ray very well, a lot of people I'm close with did, and the feeling of loss around the restaurant and bar industry is huge. Information on funeral arrangements will be released by the family soon. In the meantime, you can pay your respects by writing on d.b.a.'s Facebook wall or by toasting Ray with your favorite craft beer.