Dr. Raymond Waldman, Jr.

July 28, 1937 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 83)


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”. 

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Funeral Service


Graveside Service
July 22, 2021

4:54 PM
Rotary International

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