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Raymond Dick - Year Entered 1957

Raymond Dick

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12/15/17 01:35 PM #1    

Robert Gentet (1957)

The following is from The Journal:

TYLER, Texas -- Raymond C. Dick, 81, a Church of God member and a writer of doctrinal essays for The Journal, died in a Tyler hospice Aug. 28, 2004. Mr. Dick had learned only a few weeks ago that he had camcer of the abdomen that had spread to his liver. Mr. Dick, while a member of the Worldwide Church of God, manned the church's office in Jerusalem in the 1970s. He was responsible for the WCG's arrangement with the nation of Israel and Hebrew University that resulted in the church's and Ambassador College's participation in archaeological excavations in the 1960s and '70s at the southern wall of the Temple Mount. Mr. Dick, a 1962 AC graduate, also worked for the college as a mailing and personnel-department manager on the Pasadena, CA, and Big Sandy, Texas, campuses and as a planner for the WCG's Feast of Tabernacles observances. His most recent essay for The Journal appeared in the July 31 2004 issue. At the time of his death he was working on another article for this newspaper. Mr. Dick is survived by his wife, Norma; sons Robert Dick of Vancouver, Wash., Ronald Dick of LExingtton, KY, and Randal Dick of Sunland, CA; a sister, Sarah Dorothy Weins of Caldwell, Idaho; and several grand-children and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dick receives mail at P.O. Box 484, Hawkins, Texas 75765.

On a personal note, Ray and I both went to Pasadena AC together and both graduated the same year. My final time seeing him was in Boise, ID, at the home of his younger sister, Diana (Dick) Berndt, in the fall of 1999. He happened to be visiting her and I remember his re-telling his days in Israel. He was very proud of that aspect of his service to WCG. Unfortunately, it was also the last time that I saw Diana, for she too died of cancer in 2002. Then Diana's former husband, Bill Berndt also died of cancer in 2014. So sad how many have died of that dreaded disease. My wife, Marjorie (Eaton) had the same type of cancer that Ray had (colon and spreading into the liver making it 4th stage). However, God had mercy and Marji is still with me very healthy now 6 years + after surgery in Nov. 2010.

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