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Nahman "Ray" Litt

Nahman "Ray" Litt, 91, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 20 March 2022.

The Memorial Service was held at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 on Sunday, 12 June 2022 at 1:00 PM .

1:00 pm Condolence line
1:30 pm Celebration of Life Service
Eulogy by Rabbi Aaron Bergman

Click here for a link to the zoom video
Meeting ID: 224 778 4919
Passcode: 5782

Nahman "Ray" Litt, 91, passed away peacefully in his home on Pleasant Lake (West Bloomfield) on the morning of March 20, 2022. Ray had many interests and projects throughout his life- most notably he was a community activist, singer, sailor, and proud Detroiter.

By profession he was an electrical contractor, joining his father (Walter) and mother (Regina) in the family business after completing his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. at the University of Michigan and then becoming a Master Electrician. Ray continued operating the business, serving tirelessly as President of Litt Electric Company until it closed in 2003.

Mr. Litt was a strong believer in social justice and during his entire adult life was active in civil rights causes such as school desegregation and opportunities for African American youth in the arts, sailing and careers in the skilled trades.

Ray was a proud and dedicated 1948 graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. He spent decades as a leader of the Cass Tech Alumni Association and was the Chairman Emeritus of its Board of Directors. He was known by all as “Mr. Cass Tech” and was always concerned that Cass Tech students and teachers had all the things they needed. Even at the time of his death he was involved with a project to acquire land and construct tennis courts adjacent to the Cass Tech football stadium. That project will be continued by the Alumni Board of Directors to honor his memory and devotion to CT.

Ray Litt is survived by his wife of 64 years and love of his life, Carol Jean Litt. He was the proud father of Deborah Stuart, Sandra Lynn Litt (Bret Fahnstrom), and Mark Litt (Kate Hunt) and the loving Zayde of Trevor Fahnstrom. He was the brother of the late Marion Schulman and the late Norma Harwood.

Many thanks for your thoughts and well-wishes to the Litt Family at this time of change. We also send you thanks and blessings. As Ray often said from his Jewish heritage, “Zei Gezunt” which means Be Healthy! Stay well!

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Nahman "Ray" Litt may do so by making a contribution to:

Ray Litt Memorial Fund
Please consider making a donation to help the family with funeral and other expenses during this time of change. For more details please visit the website.
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