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Dr. Raymond Waldman, Jr.

July 28, 1937 — July 17, 2021


Dr. Raymond Waldman, Jr., Optometrist, passed away on July 17, 2021, in Indianapolis, IN.  Ray’s priority was always his family - wife, Cheryl; son, David (Divonna) with grandsons Dalton, Dashiell, Dagan; daughter, Mira (Chikai Ohazama) with grandsons Caden and Mason Ohazama; and brothers, Mark Sharff (Maggie) and Bob Sharff (Nancy).  He also leaves a bevy of treasured in-laws (yes, treasured!) cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ray was very active in the Elkhart, IN, community as well as the South Bend, IN, community.  He was a 50-year member of both Rotary International and the Masonic Order, and was devoted to the Jewish communities here and abroad.

Ray’s burial will be a simple graveside service in Elkhart, Beth Shalom section of Rice cemetery Thursday, July 22, at 11:00 a.m.  Please, no flowers.

He was a staunch supporter of the Arts and artists of all persuasions.  If you feel compelled to memorialize Ray with a gift, please consider a donation to Jewish Federation of St. Jo Valley or Sinai Synagogue , South Bend; Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis or Temple Beth-El , Indy; Phoenix Theatre , Indiana Repertory Theater , Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra , Indy; Elkhart Civic Theater at the Bristol, IN, Opera House, or another not-for-profit of your choosing.

Cheryl would like to remind you that “The soul is not molecular”.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. Raymond Waldman, Jr., please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Starts at 4:54 pm (Eastern time)

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