Monday, July 4, 2011

Saying goodbye to Ray Deter


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]

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so awful. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. The neighborhood will never be the same..

Marty Wombacher said...

Very sad news. R.I.P. Ray Deter.

Melanie said...

Sad news. Sending kind thoughts to his wife and children. RIP Ray Deter.

Goggla said...

Very sad. We toasted him on Sunday - may he rest in peace.

~evilsugar25 said...

HOLY CRAP! this guy lives in my building! i have been away for 10 days (not that i would have had any way of knowing)... wow! that is terrible, awful.

kci said...

Very sad day for us all.