Raymond P. Shannon

Raymond P. Shannon

Died February 15, 1991

Ray prepared for Yale at Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA, held a National Merit Scholarship and majored in History while residing in Timothy Dwight.

In the class book and directory for our 25th reunion in 1990, he reported an address in Seattle.

Richard Baker remembers:
Ray had a passion for the arts, especially opera, and after college joined the U.S. military in large part in hopes of getting an assignment near the opera houses of Europe, which he did. Sadly, in the intolerant days even before “ Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” when he fell ill, the military he had long served simply discharged him. His last years were lonely and bitter, back in his hometown of Seattle with his family. Rest in peace, friend.

Hardy Pearce remembers:
Ray and I were freshman roommates and remained friends throughout our lives after graduation. We visited each other in San Francisco and Seattle. He was one of the most gifted people I have ever known. Ray died entirely too early in life, and I miss him terribly.