Raymond M. Stollmer, Sr., of New Milford, CT passed away on January 31, 2019. He was born on August 19, 1936 to the late Raymond and Clara (Krause) Stollmer in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Cambria Heights, Queens, NY and later moved to Cortlandt Manor, where he raised his family.
Ray was a veteran, having served in the United States Army from 1957 – 1960. He was the owner of Hollowbrook Wines and Liquors for many years and was employed by Columbia Presbyterian Hospital as a data manager until he retired, and then worked as a starter at the New Milford golf course. He realized one of his dreams when he earned his pilot’s license in the late 1980s. Ray loved boating, playing golf, and was an avid Bridge player. He loved to travel, visiting Europe, Asia, and Africa. He most recently enjoyed spending time in Aruba. He loved his family and animals, including the furry sons, Lucky and Bichie. His “quick witted” charm, with a dose of dry humor will be missed by all.
He is predeceased by his wife Nancy (D’Anna) and daughter Cathy. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda (Larese), his loving children Suzanne (Lenny) DiPanfilo of Bronxville, NY, Raymond Jr (Terri) Stollmer of Hopewell Junction, NY, Elizabeth Stollmer of Norwalk, CT, Laura Kozelouzek (Francesca) of NY, NY and David (Coleen) Kozelouzek of White Plains, NY and grandchildren, Nicholas, Alyssa, Victoria, Brandon and Jordan; his brother Robert (Ruth Ann) Stollmer, brothers-in-law John Larese and Joseph (Joanne) Larese, of Cold Spring, NY. Ray is also survived by and loved by his many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation will be at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, Wednesday, February 6 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Thursday, February 7 at 10:00 AM, with a chapel service at the funeral home at 11:30.
Inurnment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS association, CT Chapter.