Raymond A. Rizzuti was born in Brooklyn Heights, NY, to Sandy and A.B. Rizzuti on February 29th, 1944, a leap year. He attended Grace Church School, Poly Prep Country Day School, and graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University. He finished medical school in Bologna, Italy, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He joined his father’s ophthalmology practice in Brooklyn Heights, and continued there for 45 years. In 1979, he married Carol Estes of Boston, Massachusetts. Together they raised two daughters, Allison and Marley. He has one granddaughter, and another on the way. Raymond was a man of many passions, including boxing, the Brooklyn Nets, Key West, his dogs, a good steak, and fishing (he was awarded a World Record from the International Game Fish Association, which still stands). He was loved by his family, friends, and his patients, and will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, boundless generosity, and stories from a life well lived.

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