Published February 24th, 2016
Ray Muer
Raymond "Ray" Joseph Muer, 83, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., passed away peacefully on Feb. l, with family at his bedside.
Ray Muer was born in Detroit, Mich., on July 11, 1932. He graduated from De La Salle High School and University of Detroit with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. After graduating college he briefly attended Sacred Heart Jesuit Seminary.
Ray spent 32 years in advertising management and radio sales with companies such as Kenyon and Eckhardt, Blair Radio and KGO Radio. During this time he lived in San Francisco, St. Louis, and Moraga. After retirement he moved to Manhattan Beach.
In addition to his executive and sales history, Ray was a classically trained pianist. He possessed the ability to play piano by ear and enjoyed a particular talent for jazz. After his retirement, Ray played jazz piano in many San Francisco Bay Area restaurants. Our fondest memories of Ray involve him playing the piano surrounded by family and friends.
Ray is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Joan Marie Muer, and three children, Lisa Muer Tanner (Glenn), Julie Muer, and Thomas Raymond Muer (Susann). He is also survived by six grandchildren, Devin Ray Tanner, Spencer Thomas Tanner, Amanda Marie Tanner, Natalie Violanda Natole, Cora Albrecht Schoppe, and Tolya Ray Muer. Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Anthony Muer the 2nd, and his brother, Anthony Muer the 3rd.
A funeral mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. A reception will be held immediately following the mass. A committal ceremony will be held at a later date at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, Calif., where he will be laid to rest. In lieu off flowers a donation may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 5670 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA, 90036.

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