Obituary of RAYMOND LACHOW
Raymond Lachow was born in France and raised in Brooklyn. He was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.
His parents Vera Strachinsky and Natan Lakhovitzky, were from Russia, but when they were unable to obtain a rabbinical wedding in Russia, got married in Turkey in 1927 and immigrated to France in 1928. The Lakhovitzky’s – Natan, Vera, Raymond and his older brother Gilbert were interned in a series of camps in France, beginning in December of 1940. In April of 1942, thanks to Natan’s persistence they were granted safe-conduct passes and visas that permitted them to immigrate to the United States on the Soviet quota. They departed France in May and arrived in New York, 6 weeks later, in June of 1942. The family changed their last name to Lachow and settled in Brooklyn, NY.
Ray proudly served in the US Army Reserves. His career was spent in the Advertising industry, working as a Print Production Manager for many of the largest Advertising firms in NYC.
Ray was an avid photographer and proudly displayed many of his pictures throughout his home. He was a member of the Westlake photography club and over the years had several photos published in the association newsletter. He enjoyed playing tennis and was an active member of the Westlake tennis club. He also greatly enjoyed traveling and going to NYC for dining and Broadway shows. Most of all, he was happiest sharing laughs and good times with family and friends.
Ray is survived by his wife Rita, his son Dave and daughter-in-law Dana, son Russ and daughter-in-law Michele and grandchildren Kelsey, Jordan, Ryan, Jake and Morgan, and his brother Gil and sister-in-law Flo, nephews Andy and Gary and niece Hillary and sister-in-law Lynn and nephew Glenn and niece Danae, along with many other loving grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorial donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/