Ray Whetzel

Ray R. Whetzel

November 25, 1932 - November 23, 2019
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Relatives and friends are invited to Ray's Life Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the KALAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 6160 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at
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    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory - Oxon Hill
    6160 Oxon Hill Road
    OXON HILL, MD 20745
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All are welcome to attend Ray's Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at




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BJ France

Posted at 09:01am
I met Ray through the Northern Virginia Carvers club at a decoy carving seminar. He was an exquisite carver and always willing to share his knowledge and help the beginners along. When painting a bird, you paint over everything, eyes included. I never forget Ray telling me with great softness and sensitivity in his voice: "when you scrape the paint off the eyes, that is when the birds really come to life". Ray frequently displayed his carvings at NVC meetings as in these photos from 2015. He was an inspiration, a mentor and a friend.

Bob Pombrio

Posted at 07:35pm
I'll always remember the most laid back father around who let me slide for my grand front yard debacle. Rest well Ray.

Posted at 02:51pm
We the Wade Johnson’s family got to know a great Man and friend . Never forget him and cherish memories we had with him.

Willa Peters Posted at 09:42am

We met Mr. Wetzel in January 1993 when we became neighbors. Mr. Whetzel was the best neighbor and friend that my family could be blessed with. We enjoyed our conversations... and the wisdom that he always shared. He welcomed my family to the community and offered to help in any way that he could. There is a link broken/missing in our community. We will miss you ...your cheerful smile that always brightened our days. We will miss you tremendously! Rest in Heavenly Peace. Your neighbors: Robert, Dianne, Willa, Edward & Amir

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