I joined RC right as the pandemic was hitting hard - Ray and Addie were still around but I never did get a chance to speak with either one of them before they both disappeared. It was by reading old posts that I figured out that Ray was a great man with an equally great sense of humor, and compassion. I could tell he cared deeply about the members of the community he started; he gave very good advice, and was always there with an encouraging word if someone was down. Likewise, he didn’t tolerate bullshit, and was quick to squash any pesky a**holes that would pop up from time to time, all while trying to be a reasonable and understanding person. That’s tough to do, and for that and a whole load of other things, he has my deepest respect.
I know that I would have liked him a lot, if we had ever talked, and I’m saddened that will never happen now. Thank you again @Ella for giving us former RC’ers some closure. Ray, you will be missed.