Former PIA President Ray Roper Suffers Fatal Heart Attack
Was instrumental in consolidating PIA with GATF, launching GAIN portal
"Our industry suffered a great loss with Ray's passing," says Michael Makin, PIA president and CEO. "His contributions to PIA and the association community were substantial." "
Roper is survived by his wife Judy, three sons (Greg, Mark, and Doug), and four grandchildren. The family has established a foundation for underprivileged children in his name; those wishing to make a contribution can do so to: The Ray Roper Memorial Scholarship Fund, Bank of Lancaster, Attention Joy Allen, PO Box 1869, Kilmarnock, VA 22484.