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Raymond Anderson

Troy- Raymond Anderson, 82, passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 12, 2021 at Samaritan Hospital. Ray was the son of the late Arthur and Mildred Anderson. Ray was known for his uncanny wit and somewhat gruff manner. Ray was very passionate about horses and spent time visiting The Little Brook Farm in Chatham NY. Ray donated to the farm monthly to help keep the horses in feed and hay. Ray is predeceased by his parents and his sister Joyce Smarro. Ray is survived by his sister Carolyn (Steve) Reynolds, brother-in-law Terry Smarro, nephews Terry (Debbie) Smarro, David (Rita) Smarro, Ric (Natalie) Smarro, Henry (Diana) Knoepfle and Mark (Deanna) Knoepfle, he also had a very close relationship with his great-niece Sydney Smarro. The family would like to thank the members of the ARC of Rensselaer County and his family that worked with Ray at his residence at Diamond Rock in Troy, NY, especially his close friend Tom Hirsch. Private services will take place on Monday August 23, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery.

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To the Anderson/Smarro family,My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry to hear about Ray's passing. Sending hugs.

Erin Purcell Vaughn Aug 19 2021 12:00 AM

To Rays family:I am so sorry to hear of Rays passing. I worked with Ray about 14 years ago. Once he and I had worked on cooking and freezing dinners for the week ahead. When I later asked how they were , he replied the pork chop tasted like wood. I often remember that and laugh, hoping my culinary skills have improved!If you wanted an honest answer you could always count on Ray to provide it! Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Krista Kelly

Krista Kelly Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

I will always remember Uncle Ray's gruff laugh and his 'matter of fact' statements. Not a big talker but when he did he always got his point across. Always loved that about him.

Ric Smarro Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Anderson

tanya wilcox Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

Ray will be missed immensely here at diamond rock.Tanya

tanya wilcox Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

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