In Memory of Raymond Birchler





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Raymond Birchler

Beachwood, NJ – Raymond A. Birchler, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Ray was born in Newark, NJ . He lived for many years in Lavallette, NJ and later settled in Beachwood, NJ. Ray was a proud graduate of Villanova University. He served his country in the United States Navy. Ray founded Birchler Realtors in 1965. He was a licensed appraiser and served as Tax Commissioner of Ocean County and Condemnation Commissioner as appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey. Ray was a former President of the Ocean County Board of Realtors and Chapter President of the Appraisal Institute. Ray is predeceased by his parents Roman and Antoinette (Kosen) Birchler. Surviving are his former wife, Regina (Petrik) and their children Raymond Birchler, Jr. and his wife Kay (Dietz) and Eric Birchler and his wife Liane (Cagney); his sister Evelyn Schilling; his longtime companion Karen Johnson; his nephews and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Raymond A. Birchler may be directed to support Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Raymond A. Birchler to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, PO Box 17029 Baltimore, MD 21297-1029 or make a gift online Donations may also be made in Ray’s memory to the Lavallette First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 334, Lavallette, NJ 08735. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Condolences may be sent by visiting