Friends, Family Gather to Celebrate Life of
Equalizer CEO Ray Asbery
October 3, 2011
to celebrate the life of Equalizer CEO and founder Ray Asbery
were held today in Pflugerville, Texas. Asbery passed away unexpectedly
Tuesday, September 27.
A number of industry associates spoke during the service, including
Asbery’s son, Eric Asbery, president of Equalizer, who reflected
on his father’s love of history—particularly of the
“He knew every battle and every leader of those battles,”
recalled Eric Asbery.
He also reflected on his father’s personal side. “He
always took an interest in the person he was talking to and would
find a way to connect, often through a story,” said Eric Asbery.
Much of the service focused on Asbery’s devotion to helping
others. Long-time business associate Gilbert Gutierrez, vice president
of Equalizer, reflected on how much he learned from Asbery. “I’ve
seen places all over the world I wouldn't have otherwise seen,”
he said. “Ray would tell me he wished he could take all the
Equalizer staff with him, but he would always bring something back
Asbery is survived by his wife of 46 years, Clare; his son, Eric,
along with his wife, Cindy, their children, Robert, Ashlee, Lindsey
and Carson, and a great-granddaughter, Leila, all of Round Rock,
Texas; a daughter, Wendy Schneider, her husband, Jeff, and their
children, Jessica, Jordan and Alyssa of New Braunfels, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to
the American Cancer Society , Humane Society and to Asbery's favorite
charity, Smile Train.
glassBYTEs.com™/AGRR™ magazine has
set up a tribute
page on its online forum for remembrances of Asbery. In addition,
Asbery's full obituary is available here.
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