He was the kind of guy who was easy to get along with, Mr. Schwanzl said. click for infoHe wasnt one of those boisterous people. He was a steady person who knew his job and did it well. homeThe longtime Ray family home is north of Sylvania Avenue, and when his children heard sirens, they would run down to the corner and watch their dad go by, and he would wave at them, Mr. Schwanzl said. Earlier, Mr. Ray worked at the former Station 1 downtown. For a time, he dispatched rescue runs and directed fire crews to alarms in his deep, distinguished voice. He enjoyed his time in the alarm office and couldnt wait to get back to fighting fires, his son said. The youngest of Veronica and John Rays eight children, Mr.
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