Ray De Aragon-January 2002

Long-time freelance photographer Ray De Aragon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22 of a heart attack. He was living with his son in Saint Francis, Kansas. He was 77 years old. Ray was a freelance photographer shooting for the San Mateo Times, Palo Alto Times, Redwood City Tribune, Burlingame Advance, Baseball Digest, Football Digest, Catholic Monitor, Pacific Coast Review, 49ers Report, Pro Football Weekly and several sports magazines. Born in Denver Colorado, Ray moved to the Bay Area with his wife, Erajean in 1952. His passion was sports photography. He freelanced in the Bay Area for 46 years before suffering a stroke in 1998. Ray moved in with his son in Kansas, where he was working up to a month ago freelancing to the weekly newspaper in Saint Francis, Kansas. He was planning on going to the Super Bowl next month in New Orleans.Services are Monday afternoon, Jan. 28 at 2pm at the Saint Francis Catholic church in Saint Francis.Burial will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Tuesday. He had five children, Randy, Robert, Ragena, Renee and John Condolences can be sent to this son, John De Aragon 506 East Second St., Saint Francis, KX 67756, 785-332-2871 – (home)