Raymond L. “Ray Ray” deBerlhe

 Raymond L. deBerlhe Raymond L. deBerlhe Mr. deBerlhe, 44, of Cream Ridge, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2014, after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Trenton on June 28, 1969, he spent his entire life in Cream Ridge. Ray was a wonderful, loving son and brother who will be greatly missed. He attended New Egypt schools and graduated from Allentown High School/Oakwood School in Tinton Falls. He worked for a few years at the Sears Outlet in Hamilton Square and Allied Security Services. He later worked at Town & Country Linen in Lakewood and most recently at the Jackson Outlet Mall for 11 years. He loved listening to classic country music, doing word puzzles, playing handheld poker games and watching old movies and TV shows, his favorite being “A Christmas Story.” His hobby was building model cars, of which he had a very large collection. Every Saturday night, Ray could be found attending stock car races at the New Egypt Speedway, watching his favorite driver, his cousin, “Wild Bill Liedtka,” No. 310, win races. He was predeceased by his father, Louis Raymond deBerlhe; his maternal grandparents, Ernest H. and Mary (Smith) Robbins Sr.; his aunts, Marion Robbins, Harriet (deBerlhe) Toth, Dorothy (Smith) Chamberlain and Anna (Smith) DeBow; his uncles, Alfred Robbins, Samuel, Walter and Charles Smith; and his paternal grandparents, Louis L. and Muriel (Cobanks) deBerlhe. He is survived by his loving mother, Shirley; his brother, Michael David deBerlhe; uncle, Ernest H. Robbins Jr., and aunt and uncle, Melvin and Bertie (Smith) Thompson, all of Cream Ridge; his aunt, Delores (Oakerson) Smith of Philadelphia, Tenn.; cousins, James and his wife, Kaleana and their children, Kala and Hope Robbins of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and cousins, Susan, Bill, Karen and Sandy Liedtka, Richard, Hal and Rusty Chamberlain, Barbara (Thompson) Sollis, Beverly Thompson, Cheryl Poppe, Rob and David DeBow and many other cousins, friends and neighbors. Cremation was private. Interment will be held at the Allentown Methodist Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of the Peppler Funeral Home, Allentown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, 20 Pine Mill Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.