Dr. Raymond Waldman, Jr., Optometrist, passed away on July 17, 2021, in Indianapolis, IN. Ray’s priority was always his family - wife, Cheryl; son, David (Divonna) with grandsons Dalton, Dashiell, Dagan; daughter, Mira (Chikai Ohazama) with grandsons Caden and Mason Ohazama; and brothers, Mark Sharff (Maggie) and Bob Sharff (Nancy). He also leaves a bevy of treasured in-laws (yes, treasured!) cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ray was very active in the Elkhart, IN, community as well as the South Bend, IN, community. He was a 50-year member of both Rotary International and the Masonic Order, and was devoted to the Jewish communities here and abroad.
Ray’s burial will be a simple graveside service in Elkhart, Beth Shalom section of Rice cemetery Thursday, July 22, at 11:00 a.m. Please, no flowers.
He was a staunch supporter of the Arts and artists of all persuasions. If you feel compelled to memorialize Ray with a gift, please consider a donation to Jewish Federation of St. Jo Valley or Sinai Synagogue, South Bend; Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis or Temple Beth-El, Indy; Phoenix Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indy; Elkhart Civic Theater at the Bristol, IN, Opera House, or another not-for-profit of your choosing.
Cheryl would like to remind you that “The soul is not molecular”.
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