Ray was born and raised in Edgewater, New Jersey. He attended Edgewater Public Schools. Ray loved spending summers at his Grandparents farm in Upstate New York and visiting with his cousins. After High School he joined the United States Air Force and was a MP stationed in the Philippines and Guam and was a Vietnam Vet. After his military service Ray worked in Real Estate consulting until he decided to get his Law Degree at Seton Hall Law School at age 50. He then opened his Law Practice ‘Raymond Koski and Associates’, focusing on Commercial Real Estate tax appeals.
Ray was an avid skier, even skiing (for fun) with the US Olympic Ski Team. He loved traveling the world, driving his sports cars, and riding his motorcycle around the country. He loved good food, fine clothing, great conversations, and Ballroom dancing. He loved his family and friends deeply and was always checking on them. He fought for the underdog and those that were suffering. He loved this Country and had a keen intellect and knowledge of politics, past and present. He enjoyed reading Biographies, and legal drama books.
Ray would have wanted to thank all of you who touched his life and tell you he loves you. The gratitude he felt for each phone call, visit, and acts of service was immense.
Ray is predeceased by his parents Jane and Alfred Koski and his sister Dianne.