It is with great sadness that Christian New Creation (CNC) announces the death of Chairman Emeritus Ray Solcher, who passed away while vacationing in Alaska on August 3, 2022. Ray joined CNC almost 20 years ago and was a wonderful leader, benefactor and friend to our organization and the people at CNC. He is survived by his wife Karen, who was also well known to our community. We wish Ray’s wife Karen, Ray’s son Daniel, and Ray’s entire family our sincerest condolences.
We will honor and celebrate Ray’s life and works by redoubling our efforts to complete his vision of growing our services to men coming out of prison in Texas and helping them reenter society with dignity.
Ray’s obituary and service information can be read below.
December 3, 1941 – August 3, 2022
MONTGOMERY — Raymond William Solcher, 80, passed away on August 3, 2022. Raymond, known as “Ray,” was born in San Antonio, Texas, on December 3, 1941 to Albert and Mary Katherine Solcher, the third youngest of his family. His siblings are Joseph Solcher, Kay Tweddale, Ann Ganter, Sue Solcher and late Kenneth Solcher. He is survived by his wife, Karen Perkins Solcher, and his son, Daniel William Solcher, daughter-in-law, Lizabeth Lepovitz Solcher, and a granddaughter, Sophia Alexandra Solcher, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
He was a devoted father, husband, and friend to all. As a teenager, Ray attended St. Edwards High School, where he remained in touch with his dear classmates. He graduated from Notre Dame and then worked at Southwestern Bell. Ray retired after 30 years of service and started many businesses. He loved his family, friends, and keeping busy. He enjoyed boating on Lake Conroe, golfing, and traveling.
Ray has helped many nearby and far communities in need. For years, he hosted missions to provide free hearing aids to deaf children and adults in many Latin Caribbean countries through Latin America Hearing Aid Foundation. Ray was passionate about helping children with disabilities and their families as a director of Be An Angel Foundation. And Ray was a member at North Shore Church, where he arranged many missions to Casa de Luz (House of Light) in the Dominican Republic. Ray was Chairman of the Board for Christian New Creation, a halfway living organization.
Ray’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 13, at 10:00 am. North Shore, 18501 W FM 1097 (Near Bentwater’s West Entrance), Montgomery, TX 77356. In place of flowers, donate to Be An Angel Foundation at beanangel.org/donate or Christian New Creation at cnchouses.org/help-now.
Ray Solcher Memorial Wall
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In loving memory of Ray Solcher, dear friend since 1968. What a loss and what a generous and good man. God give peace and comfort to his family and friends.
Dennis & Hazel Harris
This donation is being made in loving memory of Ray Solcher. What a blessing he was to others. May this gift help to continue the work he was so proud of. With Love,
Ann Ganter, Jennifer Ganter, Jax & Myer MacDonald Tom, Katy, Blake, Ally, Bailey & Addison Jackson Chad, Cortney, Brett, Brody & Brenner Phillips
In memory of Ray Solcher
Barbara & Gary Kott
Thank you for all you did Ray. Your vision and faith in helping these men become who they dreamed of becoming was directed by your generosity of the blessings our Lord blessed you with. Your gift of giving the opportunity for my wife, Tammy her hearing back can never be repaid. Godspeed my friend, it was an honor being your friend.
In memory of Ray Solcher.
In honor of Ray Solcher.