Condolences for Raymond Elwood Bozman

Julie and Benjamin Drinkwine posted on 7/10/21

We offer our deepest condolences and sympathy for Ray’s family. He was a man of integrity and honor that provided strong and honest mentoring.


CDR Will Kramer USNR Ret posted on 7/10/21

Ray was a shipmate about USS Raleigh during a very busy period that included service off the coast of Beirut and was one of the best of us. I've never forgotten Ray coming up to learn celestial navigation and then stand bridge watches as my JOOD and then as an OOD himself. I hadn't spoken to Ray in many years but thought of him and our shipmates often and he will live forever in my and in our shipmates hearts. I did not know him while we were at USNA but we had many friends in common and I know that they will be devastated as well.


Bruce Cohen posted on 7/6/21

Ray was an Officer, a gentle man, and a healer. Marjorie and I are very saddened by his loss. Our thoughts are with Patti and Jeff. May Ray’s memory be a blessing.


Diane & Jim Liedman posted on 7/3/21

Oh, Patti, we are so very sorry to hear this and pray that you & Jeff will experience God's peace that passes all understanding. Ray was the best! We have fond memories of the three of you at Churchland Swim & Racquet Club and at St. Andrew--especially the fellowship events! It was evident that Ray loved the two of you very much, and would do anything for you, and that it was the same for you both. Christ's peace.


Ross and Kim Miller posted on 7/3/21

Patti, Jeff, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are truly saddened to hear of Ray’s passing and are so grateful that we were able to reconnect even though briefly in recent months. If there is anything at all we can do for you, please let us know. It was a blessing that we crossed paths with Ray. He will be missed by many.


Adrian Mora posted on 7/3/21

I am truly saddened by the loss of Dr. Bozman. He is the reason why I am a radiologist today for bringing me into his program. Truly the embodiment of an officer and gentleman and role model for life. We in medicine stand on the shoulders of giants and he was as such for me. May God Bless You and forever keep you.



Mike Lowry HMCM (RET) posted on 7/2/21

While severing as the Deputy Commander NMCP. I have the pleasure of working with Captain Bozman. He is truly one of the best Navy Officers with whom I have ever served. He was a dynamic leader, mentor and honest human being. A Sailor's Sailor. Captain Bozman will truly be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.


Phyllis Shannon posted on 7/2/21

Dear Patti and Jeff, Randy and I send our heartfelt condolences. We have such fond memories of our being neighbors in Point Elizabeth and members at St. Andrew. We held Ray in our highest esteem and know that you will miss him greatly. Please know that you are in our thoughts.



Mike Lowry HMCM (RET) posted on 7/2/21




Ronald Dean Alexander posted on 7/2/21

God Bless you....


Karen Clifford posted on 7/2/21

Patti and Jeff, I’m so sorry for your loss. Ray was a good man and touched so many lives. My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family. Praying that you will find comfort and hope in your faith and from the love of your friends and family who care deeply for you. Peace be with you. Karen


Andy Lee posted on 7/1/21

I worked with Ray at vRad for several years. He was always a ray of sunshine and was always willing to help out in any way he can. He will be greatly missed. Blessings to you in this time of need.


Roslyn Grizzard (HM2 NMC Portsmouth 1989-1994) posted on 7/1/21

I will always remember (then) Cmdr Bozman with the utmost respect and highest regard. He was a compassionate and thoughtful leader and I enjoyed serving as a Rad Tech and Sonographer under his leadership. May he Rest In Peace and May God be a comfort to his family


Rick Jones posted on 7/1/21

Dr. Bozeman, was an awesome person. He made you feel important and respected. Ni matter what job you had or background you may have come from My deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless you and it was an honor to have known such a great person!!


Dan Gabier posted on 7/1/21

So shocked and saddened to hear of Ray's passing. Ray was was a true gentleman and inspiring mentor, the epitome of an affable and approachable Radiologist. He will be sorely missed.



Davison M Douglas posted on 7/1/21

Ray lived in extraordinary life of service. Patti and Jeff, you are in our prayers. Sincerely, Dave Douglas and Kathy Urbonya


Janice (Torian) Wine posted on 7/1/21

Dear, dear Patti, My little young mentor and one of my fondest memories of Chittum times. I often thought of you and your family when it came time for you to move on. there was a reason I read the paper today. I am so sorry for this great loss to you and the family. I remember yours was such a wonderful story of friendship and love. I shall pray in the times to come for gentle peace and strength for you and Jeff. Our loving Lord will provide as will all those who love you. Love and appreciation to you and thanks for the great contributions Ray made for others.


Matt Nathan posted on 7/1/21

I know the entire Navy family is saddened for Ray’s loss but think of the difference he made for so many who were inspired by his leadership and welcoming attitude. His legacy of outreach and giving will live on in those he touched and there will be a young man or woman who will be better off in times to come for those who served with Ray and embraced his leadership lessons. He was the embodiment of an Officer and Gentleman who’s devotion to family and dedication to service above self set true North for all. Tammy and my prayers to Patti and the family. You are in our thoughts.


Mary Taraskiewicz NMCP CT posted on 7/1/21

One of the kindest radiologists we have ever worked with. I am sorry for your loss.


Pastor Jim Cobb posted on 7/1/21

Please give my email to Patti and Jeff....Jim Cobb


Pastor Jim Cobb posted on 7/1/21

Patti and Jeff just saw the notice. We have wonderful memories of your time at First Lutheran, Norfolk. While we lived briefly in Williamsburg, we have moved back to Norfolk. Peace and blessings to you all


Howard Hightower posted on 7/1/21

So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was a great friend and an excellent Radiologist. I am grateful having had the privilege of knowing him. He will be missed.


Kim Galbreath posted on 7/1/21

Dear Patti and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ray at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Ray was a joy to work with. He always had the best interest of the patients and staff at the forefront. A wonderful man with a great sense of humor gone too soon. May all your cherished memories bring you comfort. My sincere condolences.


Pete Kopacz posted on 6/30/21

Patti, I am so sorry to hear about you loss. Ray was a great guy, mentor and Naval Officer. I fondly remember the numerous conversations we had and his gentle and kind demeanor. He inspired so many people. I certainly enjoyed working with him.


Larry Seible, CAPT, MSC, USN (RET) posted on 6/30/21

What a shock and a loss. Ray and I served together at Naval Hospital, Portsmouth having morning coffee together and attending daily Director's meetings for many years. I even played golf with Ray when he was just beginning. He would always say, "a good day of golf was finding more balls than you lost". Ray was a great leader, an outstanding naval officer, a dedicated doctor, but most of all he was a better person. Gone way too soon. My thoughts are with Patti, Jeff and the rest of his family.


Dennis Rowley posted on 6/30/21

Patti and Jeff - Ray made me proud to be a Naval Medical Officer. He was the epitome of leadership by example, with boundless compassion, wisdom and total absence of ego. I will never forget the Captain and will hold him, and his wonderful family in my heart forever. Dennis


CAPT Martin L. Snyder MC USN (ret) posted on 6/30/21

My deepest sympathies to the Bozman family on their loss. I had the pleasure of serving with Ray for many years at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth when he was the Deputy Commander and I was a Senior Staff Surgeon. He was my go to radiologist, and the epitome of a Naval Officer. He was the first person to call me to congratulate me on being selected for O-6 and I never forgot it. He was so well respected that many of us on the staff travelled to Camp LeJeune to attend his Assumption of Command. Our loss was their gain, but I know how much he enjoyed his time with the Marines. He will be missed. Fair Winds and Following Seas.


Theresa Oldham posted on 6/30/21

Patti, Lynn and I are so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. I know we have not kept in contact, but I think about the two of you often. The years we spent as neighbors were some of my favorites. Ray was a brilliant man and such a kind, generous person.


Anne Schwab posted on 6/30/21

I am so so sorry to hear about Ray. My thoughts go out to Patti and Jeff-


Ann & Scott Rhodes posted on 6/30/21

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Patti & Jeff.


CAPT David Del Vecchio, MC, USN (Ret.) posted on 6/30/21

My sincere condolences on Ray's passing. He was a great man; the best of the best! It was an honor to have served with him, and under him, for many years at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The world has lost him much too soon and is greatly diminished by his loss.


CAPT David Del Vecchio, MC, USN (Ret.) posted on 6/30/21

My most sincere condolences on Ray's passing. He was a great man; the best of the best! It was an honor for me to serve with him, and under him, for many years at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The world has lost him much too soon and is greatly diminished by his loss.