Raymond A. ‘Ray’ Brengs Jr., government retiree

August 14, 2019

Raymond Aloysious “Ray” Brengs Jr., 76, of Lewes, and formerly of New Market, Md., passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.  Born July 16, 1943, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Raymond A. Brengs Sr. and Grace T. (nee Bolster). 

Ray was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from George Washington University. Ray was retired from government service as an engineer for the Department of the Navy. Ray was a Friend of Bill for 36 years. He loved his family, friends, traveling and fishing.

Ray is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth “Beth” Brengs (nee Calter); his children: Steven Ramsey of Longmont, Colo., Renee Bowers of Ellicott City, Md., and Rachel Davis of Frederick, Md.; his grandchildren: Brennan and Skyler Ramsey, and Alexander and Joseph Bowers; his sister, Katherine (Brengs) Nagle (Richard J.) of Truro, Mass.; his nieces and nephew: Kathleen Nagle of Wellfleet Mass., Richard L. Nagle (Heather) of Ashburn, Va., and Kelly Ann (Nagle) Zaik (Edward) of Ghent, N.Y. Ray was also loved by many great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family members. 

A Celebration of Ray's Life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 2 p.m.

A service will be held in Frederick, to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray's memory to the American Leukemia Foundation.

Please visit Ray's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at