Ray Baumler 1937 - 2021
passed away Saturday morning, December 18. His health had been precipitously declining for the last several months. Ray was a member of Golden Link from shortly after its founding, and was the host of a popular weekly radio show, A Variety of Folk
, on WRUR-FM. He was a member of Flint Hill Folk and Bushnell's Basin Delegation, as well as a great singer and finder of songs. He will be remembered by the Golden Link community and by the folk artists that he championed on his radio show. He was a founding member of Flour City Songwriters and, although the membership has changed, it still meets. Ray's song, We'll Sing Together Again, published in the winter 1989 issue of SingOut! magazine, is a fitting
Though I might want to cry
I'll keep my eyes dry
Take care my friend,
We'll meet again
And sing together again.
Ray has left the stage, but will remain in the hearts of Golden Link members and those he touched through song.