“It’s been well documented that Ray Tye never wanted the spotlight or the publicity that resulted from his generosity. He just wanted to do the right thing and use his resources to help others. We’ve been the beneficiary of his wisdom and leadership over the years and we’ll miss him. Thank you Ray, for all you did to help make our world a healthier place. Your legacy will live on in the mission of Fenway Health and our hearts and thoughts are with the entire Tye Family as our community and the city of Boston mourn the loss of a hero to the medically underserved and communities in need.”
– Bay Windows Newspaper
“I just got word that Ray Tye, one of the most generous people I have ever met, has died. He was generous in the way Maimonides would have liked: He gave without fanfare and with no wish for recognition. In spite of his not wanting attention, people wanted to recognize Ray. For example, Catholic Charities gave him their Justice and Compassion Award, the first time Catholic Charities presented that award to a member of the Jewish community. At the personal level, Ray was warm and thoughtful and engaging. He would call me from time to time with an idea or to offer support, and he was always polite and modest, never wanting to interfere or be an inconvenience. He was beloved in our community and will be missed in so many ways.”
– Paul Levy, runningahospital.blogspot.com
Ray Tye – a legend in Boston’s business, medical, political and sports worlds – died on March 10 at his home in Cambridge at the age of 87, after a year-long battle with cancer. He made an indelible mark within the Jewish Community; he helped form Hillel House when he was at Tufts, helped build the Anti-Defamation League of Boston into one of America’s strongest chapters and helped every Jewish cause that asked him for support for the next six decades.
– The Jewish Advocate