- Born January 2, 1936 in Danforth, Maine.
- Died at home in Bethesda, Maryland on May 31, 2008
- Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Evelyn Nightingale.
- Beloved husband of Maria Stylianou Nightingale for 47 years.
- Loving Father of Roger Nightingale and Malina Koerschner and equally loving father-in-law of Daniel Koerschner and Kathy Nightingale.
- Adored grandfather of Cal, Caroline, Luke and Kelly.
- Survived by his sister Patricia Myers, brother Paul Nightingale and their spouses, Norb and Carolyn.
Ray Wiley Nightingale