A lot has transpired since
The Carpenter's Tools days. We sold our
house in NJ and moved to Montvale, VA along the Blue Ridge Mountains near
I-81. We adopted 4 children: Allison, Dawn, Michael, and Ryan who joined
our biological children, Ray Jr. and Randy.
We retained our gas station in Oxford and had various tenants run the
station for us.
Ray Jr. is married to Tammy
and has 4 children (Matthew, Micah, Josiah, and Julia). He is a missionary pilot and flies DC3's to
Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas from Ft. Pierce, FL. He is chief pilot with Missionary Flights,
International and is also a licensed mechanic on the fleet. His wife, Tammy, is a music major and home
schools the children.
Randy is married to Catherine
and has 2 children (Benjamin and Lucy).
They are currently en route from Germany after
serving in the USAF for numerous years and working at a NATO base
repairing/maintaining the communications system in the AWACS fleet. They will be living stateside and traveling
the USA for a while before settling in Arkansas near Catherine's family. Catherine is a professional photographer and
homeschools their children.
Allison is married to Paul
and lives in Florida with 2 of her 3 teenage children (Holly and Aubry). Her oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is married and
lives near us in VA. Elizabeth is our oldest grandchild and is a vet tech at a
local animal hospital.
Dawn is married to Bryan and
lives near us in VA. She and her husband
have 2 boys (Bryan Jr. and Hunter) and 3 adopted children (Kayla, Tim, and
Autumn). She is a stay at home mom while her husband is a union contractor.
Michael is married to Melissa
and lives in South Carolina with their little boy, Denver. His wife, Melissa, manages a pediatrician's
office while Michael works as a web site developer for a company called Up and
Up in Greenville.
Ryan is high functioning
special needs, is 20 years old and still
lives at home. He attends a HS school
for special needs children and is an intern at a local TV station as a camera
Ray has followed in his
mother's footsteps and is an herbalist and consultant. We opened an herbal supplement store,
Herbs777, in Roanoke, VA nine years ago. God has shown us that every so called
disease is just an immune response to something that doesn't belong in the
body--some form of toxins. When they are eliminated the immune system backs off
and strengthens and the disease disappears----just as God intended! We see miracles almost every day. We are so
We have been living in the
same house on about 85 acres in VA since 1990.
We have done quite a bit of traveling for pleasure, business, and
missions' trips to China, Paraguay, the Baltic, Papua New Guinea, Thailand,
Taiwan, the Caribbean, Europe, and of course the good ole USA. God has blessed us with good health and 15
grandchildren after 42 years of marriage!
some pictures that Ray and Jean included in their bio.
From left to right: Ryan, Josiah, Melissa, Denver, Catherine, Lucy, Jean, Julia, Micah, Ray, Tammy, Ray Jr.,
Matthew, Benjamin, Randy and Michael.
A current picture of Ray and Jean
Jean sent this photo and said it was one of her favorites of
her siblings. As I was listening to an
old introduction, I mentioned that all of the Sisco’s were involved in the Tools some way (except
for Janice). From left to right Judy (made us shirts, ran our sound, etc.), Doug (ran our sound),
Jean (gave us Ray and went on many Tool jobs”, David (sang in the group a lot in all of the
eras, and Janice (she’s coming up from Virginia for our reunion).