Date of Birth: October 26, 1942
Date of Death: December 16, 2019
Raymond A. Hintlian, 77, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, died on December 16, 2019. Ray, was an ardent nature lover, explorer, and collector. He traveled extensively—often to off-the-grid locations—to satisfy his life-long curiosities. He fuelled his getaways with knowledge gleaned from reading and his training as a geologist, paleontologist, and archaeologist. Ray's formal training in the sciences complemented his analytical mind and out-of-the-box thinking. He funneled these assets into his twenty-five-year teaching career as a high school teacher at Dysart High School. Years after his retirement, former students he ran into never failed to attribute their post-high school successes to Ray. "Mr. Hintlian," they proclaimed, "you changed my life." Ray's high school stint inspired him to write an independently published book, Twenty-Five Years at Dysfunctional High. In addition to high school, Ray taught classes at the community colleges. A Teacher of the Year award acknowledged both his creative teaching methods and outstanding achievements in this role. Besides influencing the many students passing through his door, Ray has touched and inspired many lives, acquaintances, friends, and family. He is survived by his wife, Carol, his daughters, Shaina and Lisa, son Schein and surrogate son Phil. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Angela, Ashley and Katie and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial service to be announced.