Raymond Edmond Margerum, Jr., 89 of Hendersonville passed away Monday, June 1, 2009 at Four Seasons Elizabeth House.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was the son of Raymond E. and Irene Freck Margerum. He resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania before moving to Hendersonville twenty years ago and spent his forty-year professional career as a dentist in Trenton. He was a graduate of Penn State University and University of Pennsylvania Dental School, and he served as a dental surgeon in the United States Navy during World War II. Ray had numerous hobbies and interests including sailing, flying, woodworking, golfing and bridge. He was a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church.
Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Kinder Margerum in 2007, and is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Piper, of Burlington, NC; five sons, Raymond Margerum III and wife Patty of Allentown, New Jersey; Barry Margerum and wife Bobbi of Santa Cruz, California; Philip Smith and wife Pat of Asheville, NC; Allan Smith and wife Susan, and Craig Smith and wife Leslie all of Stockton, New Jersey; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Special gratitude is extended by the family to his friend, Isabelle Ashley.
A memorial service will be held at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. The date and time will be announced when finalized.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Residents in Need Fund, Carolina Village, 600 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.