Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 22, 2017 RAYMOND JOSEPH QUEENIN
RAYMOND JOSEPH QUEENIN, JR. (Age 92) On Monday, October 16, 2017, of Sun City Center, FL and formerly of Piney Point, MD.
Beloved husband of the late Doris Queenin. Ray is loved and deeply missed by his sister, Eileen as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Ray Queenin was born in Connecticut in 1924 to Raymond J. Queenin Sr. and Lillian Brady Queenin. His brother Francis E. Queenin was born in 1926, and sister Margaret L. Queenin was born in Hollywood, MD in 1927.
Their mother, Lillian passed away of a sudden illness, then Ray and Frank attended military school while Margaret studied at a boarding school in Connecticut.
After several years,the senior Raymond married M. Veronica Kelly, and the family moved to a new home in Washington, DC where his younger sister, M. Eileen Queenin was born in 1942. Ray graduated from Wilson High school (1942), and then joined the Army during World War II.
Ray earned a degree in Business Administration from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, DC and built a successful career in sales on the East Coast.
He married Doris Linskey in 1954, and they enjoyed waterskiing, boating, and were both avid golfers. They traveled the world together, and cherished their many friends throughout the Washington and Piney Point, Maryland area.
After Doris' retirement from teaching, they lived at their home in Piney Point, with a winter home in Florida. In 2006, they moved full time to a new home in Sun City Center, FL where golf and friends filled their days.
They were married for 60 years when the love of Ray's life, Doris, passed away in 2014. Ray battled cancer with ferocity and passed away in peace and dignity at 92 on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Sun City Center.
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Tuesday, October 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Louis Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD, on Wednesday, October 25, at 10 a.m.