ROCHESTER - Raymon S. Gerrish, 88, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at his home after a period of failing health. Born March 11, 1932 in San Diego, Calif., the son of the late Raymon and Mary (Lafara) Gerrish.
Ray spent most of his teenage years in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, after high school he enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and later re-enlisted in the Navy during Vietnam during the time in which he served earned three Bronze Stars, after 20 years of service Ray retired in 1973. And returned to his beloved New England.
Members of his family include his wife, Joann (Caldwell) Gerrish of Rochester; his sons, Steven Gerrish and his wife Christine of Manchester, Dwight Gerrish and his wife Susan of Rollinsford, Thomas Gerrish and his wife Robin of Athens, Ala., and Raymon Gerrish of Raleigh, N.C.; his daughter, Donnalee Gerrish and husband Marvin Chandler of Wilson, N.C.; his step daughters, Lois Pomerleau Carroll of Hampton and Diane Pomerleau Pineo of North Hampton and their husbands; his brother, Richard Gerrish of Plaistow.
He is predeceased by a daughter, Kelly Gerrish Kouris, a sister, Charlotte Gerrish Hubbard, a brother, John Gerrish, stepdaughters; Cheryl Pomerleau, and Suzanne Pomerleau Christenbury, he is also predeceased by his first wife, Joanna Carpenter Lindsey.