Obituary for Raymond Arlo Fields

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Raymond Arlo Fields

July 11, 1938 - February 2, 2020

Raymond “Pop” Fields age 81, died peacefully in Columbus, OH on February 2, 2020.   Ray is survived by his wife of 34 years, Maria Fields; sons, Raymond (Tara) and Mitchell; grandchildren Marcus Gruel, Jillian, Donovan, and Patrick Fields; sister, Cathy Baron; mother-in-law, Olga Erwin; many other relatives.  Preceded in death by son, David Fields; parents, Raymond and Margarite Alta Fields; sisters, Marguerite “Mickey” Walsh, Carole Mitchell, and Marla Davis.  Ray graduated from Washington HS in Fremont, CA. He enlisted in US Army in 1957, served two tours in Vietnam, and retired as a Major in 1978. He worked as director of systems development for Sherwin Williams and later joined the Columbus Police Department retiring 2013.  A celebration of life will take place from 2-6:00 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Powell Community Center, East Community Room, 47 Hall Street, Powell, OH 43065.  Visit to share your memories of Ray.





Pending… for February 29, 2020.

jason stoner posted on March 27, 2020

I was blessed to meet first Maria, then Ray, in 1997 at The Ohio State University. I quickly became friends with an amazing couple whose magnificent and extraordinary personalities allowed us to remain friends to this day. Sometimes we hadn't talked for months, even years, but everytime we saw each other we picked up right where we left off. I'll be forever grateful for the simple things in life that Ray and Maria helped me slow down to enjoy-talking about over Sauza tequila at Neighbors Bar and Restaurant or their home. Everytime I sat with Ray he revealed some amazing event he experienced in life as if it were commonplace, such as when I told him I was living in Charlotte and he proceeded to tell me all about his Army training in Pisgah National Forest. Such an amazing couple-neither are without a smile on their faces at any time. Ray's voice shall always remain in my thoughts-helping me see the best in situations and helping me smile and laugh my way through them. Ray and Maria shall always remain two of my closest and most significant friends. Thank you Ray for the fond and amazing memories I will tuck away and bring out when the sun shines on me!


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