Ray passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home November 5, 2010 in Corona del Mar. He is preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Anna Mary "Marty" Lenahan. Ray was born October 25, 1919 in Vincennes, Indiana to Charles Ray and Marcelline DeLisle Lenahan. He was the 2nd to the youngest in a family of 6 children. He is survived by his brother James K. Lenahan of Vincennes, IN and his niece, Suzan Lenahan-Langlois and her husband Chip of Irvine. He also is survived by 10 more nieces and nephews throughout the US.
After High School graduation he briefly attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA before joining the Army in 1942. He served in the Army Corp of Engineers where he was a basic training instructor. After WWII he attended and graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN with an Engineering degree. Upon graduation he lived briefly in Denver before settling in California.