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Raymond Webb Weil, Jr.
August 12, 1941 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
Raymond Webb Weil, Jr (82) (“Bunky”) of Leisure World in Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023. He was born on August 12, 1941, in Syracuse, New York. He was known as “Bunky” in Syracuse because his father did not want to call him Junior, and Bunky Morris was playing football at Syracuse University at the time. Ray graduated from Eastwood High School in 1959, where he played baseball and basketball and was President of the Student Council. Ray then attended Cornell University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. After college, he continued his studies in economics at Vanderbilt University.
Ray came to the DC area for a friend’s wedding and decided to move here. He got a job with the federal government and met his future wife, Joanne Lantosh, in a Georgetown bar. The two shared a loving marriage for over 54 years until his passing. Raymond spent his career working for the federal government, first at the Federal Aviation Administration, and then with the US Department of Transportation, where he worked as a Division Chief in the Office of the Secretary until he retired in 2000.
Joanne and Ray had three children – Michael, Matthew and Wendy. One of the highlights of Ray’s life was moving to Torrance, California for a year when his children were young, where he attended the University of Southern California and earned a Master’s in Public Administration. Ray used this opportunity to drive across the country with his young family, visiting 21 states and many National Parks, appreciating all the beautiful sites this country has to offer.
Ray was an active volunteer with the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) for many years, serving in multiple leadership positions for the Flower Valley Swim Team and MCSL Board, including serving as President of the League. For Ray’s many years of service, he was proud to be inducted into the MCSL Hall of Fame as part of their Inaugural class.
Ray’s other passions included rooting for Washington area sports teams, especially the Nationals, Commanders and Maryland Terrapins. Ray was at his happiest when spending time with his grandchildren, and he got so much joy out of watching his grandchildren swim competitively and play soccer, always rearranging his weekends so that he could attend these events. A place that brought Ray much joy was his second home in Berkely Springs, West Virginia where he enjoyed time with family and friends, hiking, reading, and watching nature.
Ray is survived by his wife Joanne, his three children Michael (Jennifer) Weil, Matthew Weil and Wendy (Shaun) Snodgrass, and his 5 grandchildren Jacob (20), Zachary, (18), and Nathan (13) Weil and Brooke (7) and Holly (6) Snodgrass. Raymond Weil is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Gordon Eyer, of Syracuse, New York and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Visitation will take place at St. Patrick’s Church on Norbeck Road, in Rockville on December 7, 2023, at 10:30 am and there will be a Service at 11:30 am.