January 3, 1946 - October 28, 2019
Raymond Allan Fine, Sr. was born on January 3, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia, the only child of Saul Fine and Catherine Estelle Wheeler Fine. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout while attending Joel Chandler Harris Elementary School. After graduation from Fulton High School in Atlanta, where he earned medals in swimming and diving, he attended Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University and earned a degree in Math and Engineering. Early in his career he earned a Practicing Engineer License and became an early expert in energy efficient mechanical systems. He worked for Beers Construction Company who built many of the 1996 Olympic facilities, including the baseball field, football stadium, and Olympic Park to name a few. Later on in his career Beers was bought by Skanska, a Swedish international company and he continued working for them building hospitals, airports and high rise buildings all over the world until he retired in 2014. He often was a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech on developing energy efficient mechanical systems. He passed away peacefully after a heroic battle with cancer, with his family at his side on October 28, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Faye Norman Fine; his daughter, Catherine Myra Banich; his son, Raymond Allan Fine, Jr. and four grandsons. He was a loving husband and father, leading by example of kindness, honesty and civic concern. He coached little league soccer for many years so that the children would have someone to coach them back during a time when soccer was in its infancy in Georgia and coaches were few. He would stop and help a stranger in need, whose car had broken down, he was active in his church and will be greatly missed and loved dearly. A memorial service will be held on November 17, 2019 at 2:00PM at Cashiers United Methodist Church, 894 NC-107, Cashiers, NC. A second memorial service will be held in Atlanta, GA at Cheatham Hill Memorial Cemetery on December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM.
Raymond Allan Fine, Sr. was born on January 3, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia, the only child of Saul Fine and Catherine Estelle Wheeler Fine. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout while attending Joel Chandler Harris Elementary School. After graduation... View Obituary & Service Information
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