Raymond Elmer Cavalear, Jr., age 69, of Paw Paw, MI passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI after a battle with cancer. Raymond was born in New Rochelle, NY to Raymond Elmer Cavalear Sr. and Edna Mae (nee Hicks). After high school, Ray joined the U. S. Army where he eventually met his current wife, Susan. He was a gentle soul who lived a simple life. Raymond enjoyed nature, photography, music, books, Westerns, and spending time with his family. Raymond is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan (nee Nowak), his children Raymond, Ritamarie (Eddie) McReynolds, Robert (Danielle), and Ryan (from his first marriage), and daughters Stefanie and Cheryl from his second marriage, his sister Katherine, brothers Anthony "Rocky" and Albert, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by both of his parents, Raymond Elmer Sr. and Edna Mae, his brother William, and his first wife Kathleen (nee Connolly). Raymond will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Kidney Cancer Association.