Raymond K. Agar
April 28, 1929 - May 15, 2020
A Graveside Service will be held later with military honors at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. Ray's service will be private and by invitation.
Raymond K. Agar, 91, of North Berwick, died peacefully in Kittery with his loving wife of 64 years by his side on May 15, 2020.
Raymond was born on April 28, 1929 in Holden Massachusetts, the son of Charles and Mabel (Solin) Agar.
In 1952, Ray enlisted in the U.S. Marines and received the National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal. After servicing his country, Ray was honorably discharged in 1954.
Ray’s love for engineering resulted in a 30-year career as one of the lead engineers at Pratt and Whitney. He held a variety of positions including traveling for aviation mishaps as well as designing world class aircraft engines. His calm demeanor and knowledge brought out the very best in his team. Some of his responsibilities included government contracts and assuring that the maintenance and aircrafts were flight ready. Traveling for his job was a big part of Ray’s life.
Ray was an amazing person who cared deeply about his family. He enjoyed people and could strike up a conversation with most anyone. Ray loved all kinds of good music. He played basketball, was an avid hiker and loved traveling. Like any true engineer, Ray enjoyed tinkering with gadgets.
Ray possessed a strong moral compass and believed in “doing the right thing.” This was self-evident in his character and actions.
After retirement, Ray and his wife Clara traveled extensively together to Europe, Switzerland, and Ireland. Ray hiked the Appalachian Trail. On his “Bucket List” was to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
Ray is lovingly survived by his wife Clara (O’Neill) Agar of North Berwick; two daughters Colleen Peterson and her husband Chuck of West Hartford CT and Maureen Agar of Putney VT.; one son Keith Agar and his wife Catherine of Farmington NY and four grand-children Kirsten, Holly, Erin, and Janie; and several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held later with military honors at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale. Ray’s service will be private and by invitation.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Ray’s memory to a charity of your choice.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements