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Memorial Service for Masters Great, Ray Taft, Set for August 3 -- July 23, 2002

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jul 23. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3, at 5:30 pm at the Joinville Pool in San Mateo for Masters giant Ray Taft, who passed away last Saturday.

The funeral will take place at the Veterans' Cemetary near Gilroy this Friday, July 26 at 10:00 am.

Ray suffered a stroke on Saturday, May 11, 2002. There was bleeding in the brain and his physicians operated the following Thursday. He improved and was moved to Menlo Park Place to recooperate. There he developed pneumonia and was moved back to Kaiser in Redwood City and placed in intensive care until he passed away.

An article summarizing Ray Taft's enormous contributions to Masters swimming was posted on SwimInfo.com last Sunday, July 21.