Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Ray, you will be missed tremendously by me. I have all those memories you gave me when i first had the pleasure of meeting you and Raylene. Oh the laughs we all had. Your sense of humor, antics and comments were so outstanding! I thank you and Raylene for keeping me in your circle when those times i was alone. Thank you dear friend. Maybe you can find Lynn and see if she's been behaving and give her a hug for me. Love you and please give the Lord a run and enjoy those wings you've earned!

Posted by Tency O'Connor - Roseville, MI - Friend   January 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers for the Chesney family.We had a lot of good times with Ray .He will be missed by so many of us.glad we got to be with him.
Jackie Kempa

Posted by Jackie Kempa - LAKE ANN, MI   January 11, 2019

Love and prayers for the Chesney family. We had some good times so long ago. Dave and I are so happy we got to see Ray a couple of years ago.
Dave and Chris Yezback 1/10/19

Posted by Chris Yezback - Northville, MI - Friend   January 10, 2019

I remember our days at TEU. Never forget. Prayers to you and your family Rip my friend 3735

Posted by Harry Romolino - Roseville, MI - Coworker   January 10, 2019

Condolences to the Chesney family from the Charles Alexander family. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Charles, Judith, (Chad), Jordan & Colton Alexander - Croswell, MI - Family   January 09, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of the family of Dolores Hattar Bzura. We have good memories of summers in Gladwin, Michigan and visiting with the Chesney families. May God bless all of his loved ones and bring you peace and comfort during these difficult times.

Posted by Nancy Bzura Foulk - Muncie, IN - Family   January 09, 2019

Ray visited our house in California when I was about 6 years old. I think he may have been in boot camp at the time. He brought me a gift; I never forgot that kindness of his.

Posted by Marc Chesney - Sebastian, FL - Family   January 09, 2019

A friend never leaves you. From Heaven he watches over his family and friends the same way he did when he was physically on earth. The Lord has called you home but not away from any of us.

We're sure Ray is entertaining every heavenly soul he meets with his work and personal stories.

We are so comforted watching Raylene and the kids as a tight-knit family continuing to make you proud. Your presence will always be felt and your stories will continue to be shared.

Forty years, our dear friend, we've been blessed to have you and Raylene in our lives. Through tears and laughter, sharing and caring, comforting and joking, raising our children, vacations together, friendship and faith we've walked so many roads made easier because we walked them together.

Until we meet again, know the love among us continues.

Posted by Roger & Carol Jacklyn - Grosse Pointe Park, MI - Family Friend   January 08, 2019

Ray was my first regular partner at #13 when I came on the job in 1969 when he took me on as the junior officer on scout 13-4. Ray taught me everything about working the streets of Detroit and we had lots and lots of laughs while doing so...Ray was a very funny fellow with a sense of humor that never ceased to crack me up. We became friends both on & off the job; I bought my first Detroit house from him (Goulburn) and we both had cottages on the Tittabawassee River/Secord Lake In Gladwin. I'm thankful that I was able to reconnect with Ray last summer for a visit and trading work stories over breakfast, his sense of humor was still in full force making me laugh often. I will always remember Ray - and those who are remembered never truly die! Rest In Peace partner.

Posted by Bill Gray - Lexington, MI - Friend   January 08, 2019

Ray was an amazing person with a good heart and a witty sense of humer. He will be truly missed by all. Ace and I offer our most sincere condolences to Raylene and all the kids and grandkids. May God keep and hold Ray in his loving arms for eternity. Until we meet again. RIP Ray. Kelly and Ace Alexander

Posted by Kelly and Ace Alexander - Roseville, MI - Family   January 07, 2019

Our condolences to all of Ray's family. Not only was Ray a proud Detroit Police Officer, he was a proud member of United States Marine Corps. May he rest in peace.

Posted by David & Linda Vitali - Rochester, MI - Friend   January 07, 2019