Raymond Henry Kamien, 80, of Rockville, MD, and former resident of Tanglwood Lakes, Greentown for 32 years, died on Saturday, June 21, 2008 after a long illness.


Raymond Henry Kamien, 80, of Rockville, MD, and former resident of Tanglwood Lakes, Greentown for 32 years, died on Saturday, June 21, 2008 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol.

Born November 7, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Max and Madeline Kamien. Following high school graduation in January 1945, he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines and during the next three years made port of calls to 36 countries. He was also a decorated Korean War veteran who saw extensive combat as a Light Weapons Infantryman with the U.S Army's Second Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star with V device for Valor and the Purple Heart. After his time in the service, he took employment with the former New York Telephone Company, progressing from telephone installer to middle management, retiring in 1985. He went on to work the next 17 years as a Pike County Court Officer.

Surviving are his son Colonel Walt H. Kamien (USAF-Retired) and wife, Helen of Ashburn, VA; daughter, Linda Kriz and husband, Jarad of Rockville, MD; grandchildren, Mandy and Todd Kamien, Jarad, Jr. and Joshua Kriz; a sister-in-law, Claire Kamien; and nephews, Douglas, Kirk, Eric, Mark, and Scott Kamien.

He was also predeceased by a son, Brent; brothers, Herbert and Harold; and half brothers, Max and Walter.

Interment, Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.