“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face.”
Age 53, of Portageville, NY, passed away January 2, 2022, at home following an illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born September 5, 1968, in Rochester, NY, son of Emily Dean and James Natale. Ray enjoyed his life in Arizona where he worked in construction, and he also worked as an auto-mechanic. He then moved to New York where he continued his love of working on hot rods, trucks, and motorcycles. He loved racing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family. He became a master bladesmith and loved making knives, he was a very generous soul, always helping other people.
Ray is survived by his parents; Emily Dean & James Natale, his wife; Christine McCreary, his siblings: James Natale Jr., Michael Natale, David Holland, Morningstarr White, Andy Smith, Walter Kelley, his children; Robert Williams, Jenelle Kelley, Leslie (Kelley) Del Valle, Tony Kelley, CJ McCreary, Brittany Williams, his grandchildren: Henley Williams, Walker Williams, Olivia Kelley.
There will be no services at this time. There will be a future celebration-of-life by the family.