Ramon “Ray” M. Doria, age 71, of Hunnewell, MO, formerly of St. Louis, died on Friday, March 24th, 2023 at the Evelyn House in Creve Coeur, Mo. He was born on November 7, 1951 in St. Louis, MO. the son of Joseph H. Doria and Virginia E. Doria. Ray attended Roosevelt High School in St. Louis. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp serving proudly as a Veteran of Nam Phong from 1972-1973 at the Rose Garden. He spent his career serving as a Firefighter/Paramedic beginning at Maplewood Richmond Heights with the majority of his career at West County EMS and Fire Protection District where he retired as a Lieutenant on December 1, 2011. Ray was very passionate and dedicated to his friends and co-workers that he worked with throughout his military and professional career. He always spoke of them with great respect and honor. He had the pleasure of participating in the MCAS Nam Phong Task Force Delta Rose Garden Reunion in May 2022 located in Washington D.C.
Ray loved to hunt and spend time on his farm. He was an enthusiastic collector of all things and any thing by finding value in what most people would just pass over. He had a witty personality, always offering a joke to whomever would listen. Ray approached life in his own unique style and will be remembered for his love of his family and friends. Semper Fi.
Ray is survived by his former spouse Barbara Doria and their two daughters Beth (Scott) Sanders and Rachel (Tony) Bovaconti; his grandchildren Jacob Baumgartner, Brandon Baumgartner, Claire Sanders and Tanner Bovaconti; his siblings Joseph (Linda) Doria, Judith Doria, Jim (Terry) Doria, Allen (Joan) Doria, Sister-in-Law Betty Doria; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins other family member and friends.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. Doria and Virginia E. Doria as well as his brother David Doria and sister Betty Jean (Joe) Lochirco.
A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, March 30th from 9am to 12:00pm at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123, followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00pm. Interment in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 1:00pm.
Heartfelt thank you to the caring medical professionals and the West County Fire Protection District for their compassionate service. Memorials may be made to the BJC Evelyn House or to the Marine Scholarship Fund.