Raymond “Ray” Teborek sailed more than the bar on December 11, 2022, days ahead of his eightieth birthday in Chicago, Illinois.
Ray was born in Mount Prospect, Illinois, to parents Gus and Grace Teborek. He attended Northwestern College for the two undergraduate and graduate scientific studies. Immediately after College, Ray served in the US Military at Fort Devens, MA, and at some point worked at the Northern Have confidence in and William Blair in Chicago, IL. He fulfilled his wife, Fern of 49 several years in 1977, and they were married shortly thereafter.
Ray was a lifelong sailor. He crafted and sunk his 1st boat on its maiden voyage on a lake by their residence in Mount Prospect. He afterwards raced Lightnings at Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, R Boats at Chicago Yacht Club, and numerous other offshore vessels together the way, like the 12 Metre Weatherly.
Ray participated in the SORC aboard Charisma and created lifelong mates. In addition to proudly owning several racing yachts, together with Gentian, a NY 32 Yankee, a 22 square meter Constellation, a Skiareli Schooner and Problem S&S 50, Ray liked his Huckins 53 – Northern Gentle, Huckins 36 – Night Light, and his East Bay 49 – Gentian.
He cherished staying with household and good friends on and in the vicinity of the drinking water. His proudest moments had been spent with his boys sailing aboard Problem on the Chicago Mackinac Race, the place they captured a lot of Chicago Mackinac flags jointly.
Ray treasured his family in his later a long time, having retired after 50 decades in the expense business enterprise. In his later on many years, he could be witnessed aboard Northern Light-weight with his signature Bermuda reds and blue polo shirt, traveling the Fantastic Lakes with a Mount Homosexual Rum and OJ in hand. He savored spending time with his children and seeing the grandchildren take part in sports activities and other actions.
Ray lived a daily life of provider to some others. He served as a US Sailing Rules and Appeals Judge, the Race Committee Chair at Chicago Yacht Club for a decade, the US Optimist Dinghy Affiliation, the Chicago Yacht Club Junior Committee, and the Interscholastic Sailing Affiliation. He supported his clients, close friends, and family as a counselor, close friend, and father figure to several.
A celebration will be held at Chicago Yacht Club, Belmont Station, on February 11 from 12 to 4 pm.
Ray is survived by his beloved spouse Fern, two sons, Kevin (Carrie) and Mark (Libby), and his four grandchildren, Conor, Morgan, August (Gus), Scarlett, and his sister Grace.