Raymond Powers

  • Wednesday December 2, 2015
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March 10, 1940 �" November 21, 2015


Raymond "Ray" Powers died peacefully in his home on Castro Street in San Francisco November 21, 2015 of complications from diabetes.

Born in the Bronx, New York on March 10, 1940, he loved his old neighborhood and kept in touch with several life-long friends.

At age 17, he joined the Navy where he felt fortunate to "see the world." When stationed at Alameda, California, he decided San Francisco was where he wanted to be, and had lived in his favorite city ever since.

In 1977 Ray entered the "Castro Scene" as owner and manager of Welcome Home Restaurant until August of 2007 when he retired.

Ray is survived by his life partner, Joe Brooks; his brothers, Jim and Jack, and their wives; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Ray's wishes, there will be no service.