I agree that most JW's , well, virtually ALL of them wouldn't know Ray died unless it's in the news via Associated press somewhere. And only log time witnesses would recognize his name. But Blondie had a good point- most witnesses DON'T recognize anybody dying in their own congregations .
Anybody want to make a bet that not many JW's even heard Ted Jaracz had a stroke last year even ? I've got good money that says most didn't even know - or STILL never heard about it. That's how secretive this organization is