Originally from Antioch, Raymond Ernest Salazar ’54 was born on June 2, 1932, as one of three kids of immigrant parents. He was a high school football star who went on to play at SCU, where he built a community of friends that would last a lifetime. After college and a short stint in the Army, Ray settled in Santa Clara with the love of his life, Joan, creating a life together over the last 60 years that included raising a family and enjoying their circle of friends and neighbors. When not busy working, Ray spent as much time as possible skiing, fishing, and relaxing in the garden. He found something to enjoy about every day he spent on this earth. He was loyal, generous, and full of faith, and had a wit that few could match. Ray joined his wife Joan in heaven on July 12, 2019. To say that he is missed is an understatement. Ray is survived by his children James Martin, Ricardo, Laura, and Joanna, their spouses, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

04 Feb 2020