Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Habyan heading Southwest before the annual freeze
BJ Maintenance retiree Ray Habyan (1975-1996), is getting out before Northeast Ohio’s winter turns nasty and freezing.
“Within the next few days my wife and I will be leaving for Arizona, in our motor home, to spend the winter months.”
Ray and his wife are no strangers to Arizona. Ray worked on computers and flew small planes for 17 years out of Sedona. They returned to Wooster to spend more time with Ray’s parents and his wife’s mother, who live in Northeast Ohio.
This won’t stop Ray from continuing to do free U.S. Fallen Heroes Portraits of America’s war dead for their relatives. Ray is a Navy veteran of a destroyer fleet.
Ray has survived a plethora of health problems that would have leveled most people: 7 collapsed discs that were fused in June, a Pacemaker implanted in 2012, four operations on his right shoulder, the crushed bone sawed off next to his rotator cuff, a torn bicep muscle and a 2½-inch skull fracture that brought on seizures.
For those who forgot, his name is pronounced hay-bee-un, NOT hah-bee-en.