Edward "Eddie" R. Berray - 1935 - 2019

 

Edward “Eddie” Raymond Berray, 83, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, died Friday, March 8, 2019. He was born August 5, 1935, in Hillsborough, Florida, the son of Edward W. and Ruth E. (Tritt) Berray. He lived in Clearwater Beach, Florida, until moving to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He then moved to McMinnville, Oregon, where he graduated from high school in 1953. Eddie served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in June of 1962. He then moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he owned and operated his house painting business, “Berray Painting,” until he retired in 2017. On June 30, 1984, he married Lillian “Lynn” Louise (Smith) Druliner in Vancouver. He was an avid hobbyist and enjoyed motorcycling, slot cars, riding his go-cart at Pat's Acres, flying indoor/outdoor model airplanes  and competing annually at the Indoor Free Flight competition at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.  He also volunteered with the Vancouver High School Science Olympiads, building model planes with the students. He loved to visit with his friends over a cup of coffee and tell jokes. He was always very supportive of his wife and her hobbies and having the grandchildren involved with the balsa planes.
He is survived by his step-children, Deborah L. Shaw of Albany, Steven W. Druliner of Silverton and Pam L. Druliner of Boise; along with eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a cousin, Donna Raatz of Winneconne, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Berray, on December 29, 2011.
A graveside service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Grand Ronde Tribal Cemetery in Grand Ronde, Oregon. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. To leave a memory or message for the family, please go to www.dallastribute.com.

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