Ray, or "Ski," as he was known by many, died peacefully on November 3, 2016, in Port Angeles of natural causes. He was born in Manila, Philippines, to Ray Sr. and Beatrice (Mendiola) Barczewski. When he was 21 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until April 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1967 and served in the Pacific Fleet as an electronics warfare systems technician and shipboard instructor. He received numerous medals and ribbons for good conduct and humanitarian efforts. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in August 1970. In all, Ray retired with over 30 years of combined service in June 1991. He moved to Port Angeles to be near his friends Stan and Shirley Wooldridge. A dear friend, Joe Jameson, accompanied him, and they lived the remainder of their lives near the Wooldridge family. Ray is survived by his brother Frank (Moonyeen) Barczewski Jr., nieces Lisa Barczewski Galbraith and Laurie Barczewski Dake, nephews David and Frank, brother Robert (Sandra) Barczewski, numerous nieces and nephews, the Wooldridge family and the Kimzey family. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother Carl and longtime friends Joe Jameson, Stan and Shirley Wooldridge. Ski was a good son, brother, uncle and friend to everyone. He was generous and loving. He is missed. Donations may be made in Ski's memory to the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, 939 Caroline Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, for the Olympic Medical Cancer Center.
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