East Village resident Ray Deter died last night from the injuries he suffered in a bicycling accident on June 27. Deter, the owner of d.b.a. on First Avenue as well as the locations in Williamsburg and New Orleans, is survived by his wife Catherine, and sons Jake and Maxwell.
Per the d.b.a. East Village Facebook page:
This evening we say goodbye to our dear friend Ray & wish him peace in his place of rest. We remember him as a pioneer, a community-maker, a father, partner, & friend. He touched countless people & his loss is felt far and wide. ... Details of his memorial ~ the celebration of his life will be posted soon. Thank you for all your love and kind words.
[Photo via Brew York, New York]