Memorials may be given to a charity of the donors choice in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O.Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385
Mr. Fried is survived by his spouse, Kelli Fried of O'Fallon, MO, daughter, Kayla McGee of O'Fallon, MO, daughter, Kara (Jeremiah) Hoffman of Lake Saint Louis, MO, 5 children from a previous marriage, sister, Carol (Jim) Moore of Cape Coral, FL, and granddaughter Makia.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Fried, mother, Mildred Fried.
Organizations: Raymond, an artist with work exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, was a graduate of Hickson School of Floral Design, Cleveland Art Institute, Univ of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He had worked for Toledo Museum of Art, taught at Univ. of Toledo and was the former Director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. A devout Christian, Ray loved music and writing poetry. He was an inspiration to many in the arts and music.