RAYMOND LAUBENTHAL

Raymond “Ray” George Laubenthal passed away peacefully January 15, 2018, at the age of 79. He was married to Susan (Miller) Laubenthal in 1967, and they just celebrated their 50th anniversary. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Catherine Laubenthal. He is survived by his brothers, Kent (Linda) Laubenthal of Utica, New York, and Joe (Sandy) Laubenthal of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Della (Gary) Bowers of Perrysburg, and brother-in-law, Tim (Marlene) Miller. He also is survived by many other dear family and friends. Ray grew up in Perrysburg, where he attended Perrysburg High School and was president of his senior class. He went to the University of Cincinnati in 1956 to attend the College of Design, Art and Architecture, where he graduated from the department of interior design. He was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and a lifelong supporter of the Bearcats. Ray also attended Ecole des Beaux Arts in France. After graduation in 1961, Ray began his 43-year teaching career in the school of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. He retired as an associate professor and later was designated professor emeritus. He was proud that the Interior Design Department was ranked number one in the country. During retirement, Ray enjoyed collecting old still banks. He was a board member of the Still Bank Collectors of America. He valued the many good friends he made attending the yearly convention. Ray’s other hobbies included fishing, collecting fish decoys, gardening and “junking.” He loved spending his summers on Burt Lake in Northern Michigan with family and friends. Ray left this life having pursued his passions, loving his wife and enjoying his retirement. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to: University of Cincinnati Foundation, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970; Junior League of Cincinnati Endowment Fund Columbia Center, 3500 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226; Association of Volunteers, Convalescence Hospital for Children, 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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