Well-known Homer musician dies after apparent ATV crash

casey.grove@adn.comJune 27, 2013 

Ray Garrity in 2004


A Homer man died in what Alaska State Troopers said appeared to be a four-wheeler rollover while on a ride late Wednesday.

Raymond Garrity, 53, was found on a trail near Mile 18 of East End Road in Homer about 10:30 p.m. Garrity had not returned as expected from the ride, and someone went looking for him, troopers said in a written statement.

Troopers said the four-wheeler Garrity rode flipped. Kachemak Emergency Services declared Garrity dead at the scene. A medical examiner in Anchorage was expected to conduct an autopsy to determine Garrity's cause of death, troopers said.

Garrity was well-known as a musician -- the Ray half of the band Ray-Jen Cajun -- and carpenter in Homer, according to his sister, Liz Boario. He had been working on a project for a year or so building a fish processing plant in the Aleutian Islands, Boario said.

Garrity leaves behind an enormous extended family spread across Alaska, his sister said, as well as a partner of more than 20 years, Jennifer King.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.

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