John “Ray” Steinbach of Chelsea, age 86, died on Friday, Sept. 25, after a battle with Alzheimer’s.
He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Chelsea, the son of Martin Charles and Alene Constance (Schoberg) Steinbach.
Ray attended and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1951. While in High School he ran track and cross country. Ray earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. His major of study was geology and was always on the lookout for another great rock. Ray always loved photography and in school, took many photos for yearbook.
He was hired by Washtenaw Community College, in 1992, where he started their Photography program. Another love of his was trains, he volunteered at the Steam Railroading Institute and worked on the 1225 Steam Locomotive in Owosso for 15-20 years.
Ray will be buried in the Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea, near his parents. Due to the times, there will not be a service or visitation to celebrate his life and mourn his passing.
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