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Rest in Peace Dad

on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 02:29

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Ray Nunamaker passed away at his home. He was 74 years old.

The family is planning a "Celebration of Life" for August 16 and details will be released in the next few days.

Many thanks to everyone who offered their support and prayed for him since his diagnosis last August.




Matthew Silimperi's picture

Condolences to the family. Ray's positive example lives on in the thousands of students and athletes he's touched. He will continue to live through us as we share his message with each new generation. 


Kim Easter (Lackovitch)'s picture

My parents and I wanted you to know that we've been following your posts and are so sad to know what you have all been going through.  So difficult to watch someone you love go through this.. Sending lots of prayers and hugs to you and your family. Xo 

Michael Gilio's picture

I will never forget your dad.  He exemplified everything that a teacher and a coach should be.  He was my track coach as a freshman and I will never forget the day he told us that he was going to be giving up track to stick strictly with wrestling, he actually broke down and cried.  My condolences to your family and I know for a fact your dad will never be forgotten.

Laura (Mattes) Trautman's picture

I am saddened to hear this. Mr. Nunamaker was my favorite gym teacher at Nazareth. May he rest in peace and prayers for his family.

Love & prayers,
Laura (Mattes) Trautman
Class of 1993

Bill Trembler's picture

My deepest symapthy to the entire Nunamaker family.  Ray was a great man this is a terrible loss!  My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Deepest regrets,

Bill Trembler

Erin (Pfeiffer) Ramos's picture

Coach Nunamaker was an inspiration to the entire Lehigh Valley.  It was an  honor to cheer for him and the Nazareth Wrestling team from 1991-1994.  I always looked up to him and admired his approach to coaching and life.  He raised such wonderful children and made Nazareth a better place for all of us.  May God continue to bless the entire Nunamaker extended family, his former wrestlers, and friends. Erin (Pfeiffer) Ramos - Nazareth High School Class of '94

Shannon Danaher's picture

My deepest sympathies to the entire family and to everyone who knew and loved Ray.  I will miss his genuineness and love for fitness.  He was such a humble and great man.  I can't say enough about how much I and everyone who knew him will miss him.  Sending all my love and tremendous respect.  Shannon Danaher

Cheryl Moss (Starr)'s picture

May God Bless you Ray Nunamaker- you are a great teacher and coach and heaven is lucky to have you among their choir of angels ...... RIP

Don Keller's picture

Rest in Peace Ray and know that you made a difference in a lot of lives.  Thanks for sharing many a round of golf with me.  Carol and I pray God's blessing upon your family at this time.  Rejoice in the knowledge of a great life and wonderful family.  Peace be with you all.

Bob Crawford Sr's picture

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Ray was an outstanding coach, but more importantly an outstanding person who had a positive influence on so many lives. RIP

Todd Quinter's picture

Great teacher, great coach and even better human being. Nazareth has been blessed with many great coaches like Leh, Evanko, Boyer, etc and Coach nunamker was at the top of that fraternity.   He meant so much to so many. 

My thoughts are with his family. 

Todd Quinter

Class of 76

Michael Bertolino's picture

I competed against your dad as a wrestler and a coach at Wilson. We had some very competitive matches. My condolences to your family at this time.

indah 's picture

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Ray was an outstanding coach, but more importantly an outstanding person who had a positive influence on so many lives, kolesterol