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Raymond J. Vine
  • Sunnyview Wellness Center
    270 Belmont Avenue
    Schenectady, NY 12308

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“Ray, I remember you kids from way back, playing pool at my parents house and stashing the bikes in the yard. I was there the day they brought you...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Stewart Shevlin - NY

“John, Susan and Elinore, So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Ray back in the old neighborhood. Mike ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Cannice - Sterling, VA

“Dear Sue, Grandma Gee, Dalton, Nathan and Kevin - we were simply heartbroken to hear of Ray's passing. Through the years I have spoken to you about...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: The LoBaido Family - Scotia, NY

“Elinore,Sue and John, We are so sorry to hear about Ray. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Love ...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret Valachovic - Johnstown, NY

“Dear Susan, dear John, we are thinking on you! We feel very sad. We are thinkig about our great time in USA. Thanks for the great time we had...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Iris Rappold - Stuttgart - Family

“To Ray's Family My deepest condolences for your loss. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Pati Redmond - Schenectady, NY

“My heart truely goes out to ALL family and ALL friends. Rest in peace ol' friend. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Amber A. Barratiere - Schenectady, NY

“My condolences to all of Ray's family. I really enjoyed working with Ray years ago at DOT. I met him when he first started working there. I have...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Lydia Roberts - Waterford, NY

“Elinore, Sue and John I am so sorry for your loss, it was an adventure growing up next to you and will always cherish the memories. Ray always lived...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Purzycki LaVare - Altamont, NY

“Sending my condolence to the Vine family and keeping them in mind.We are a family at DTF and my heart goes out to john! ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Emily - albany, NY

“Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family..... ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Scott Santore - Niskayuna, NY

“Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa (Martell) Reyell

“John, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Darlene Fatato - Schenectady, NY

“To the Vine Family, So sorry for your loss! I remember the great times the neighborhood kids had on Arbor Ave! He was a great guy and will be...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl Samborin (Sullivan) - NY

“John,Susan and Elinore my condolences to you all. I'm so sorry to hear of Rays passing my thoughts and prayers to you all in this time of sorry, ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Joe Bouck - NY - Neighbor

“Ray was definately a character. He had a good sense of humor and he made his presence known. He will surely be missed by all. He called me "fab". ...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Paula DeNault - Albany, NY

“John and Sue, I'm so sorry for your loss. Ray Ray was a very big part of my childhood. He and my brother, Artie were best buddies and the Best...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Dori Kaszubski - Schenectady, NY

“I knew Ray from DOT. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Arnold - Co-worker at DOT

“John, So sorry for the loss of your brother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for you and your family. ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Patricia Sears - niskayuna, NY

“I was so sorry to hear this. Feeling blessed to have met and spent time with this amazing man. Thanks for the memories Ray. You will be missed. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Cheryl Burton Murphy - Rotterdam, NY

“Ray was an inspiration to us all at DOT...RIP ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Kimberly Garrett - Schenectady, NY

“ramon, God bless you. it was great working with you. you will be missed. big boss Brandon and family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: liz booth - rotterdam, NY

“Ray every morning we had great times, we both shared so many fond memories of our past. You are so very missed, too unexpected too shocking to...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: david lupi - schenectady, NY

“Susan, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, my dear friend. Love you. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jody Sitors - Glenville, NY

“Elinore and family My heart goes out to you for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Elinore, if there is anything I can do, don't...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Kathy Liska - Guilderland,, NY

“My condolences and thoughts go out to John and Susan, mom Elinore, and all his many friends who brought him strength and comfort through a life full...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Rosemarie Schmidt - FL - Cousin


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Raymond J. Vine, 51, of Rotterdam passed away at his home on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Born in Gloversville, Raymond was the son of Elinore (Starin) Vine and the late Raymond W. Vine.

Raymond was a graduate of Draper High School and worked as a calculation clerk for the New York State Department of Transportation over 20 years until his retirement.

An avid racing fan, Raymond enjoyed Nascar and was a former stock car owner of #95 which won the track championship at Fonda.
Raymond was a big football fan, ever devoted to his New York Jets.

Raymond is predeceased by his father, Raymond W. Vine.

He is survived by his mother, Elinore (Starin) Vine, his son, Brandon J. Vine of Rotterdam, brother, John W. Vine of Rotterdam and sister, Susan Vine (Kevin Ratta) of Glenville. He is also survived by his nephews (colleagues), Dalton MacDormand Vine and Nathan Ratta Vine, both of Glenville, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 26 at 1pm at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, with a visitation from 11-1pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in Schenectady Memorial Park, Rotterdam.

Raymond's family would like to thank Lisa King and David Lupi for their care, friendship and compassion over the years and they would also like to thank Raymond's neighbors and friend from the street for their ever watchful eye.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Raymond's memory can be made to the Sunnyview Wellness Center, 270 Belmont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308.