Mercury Marine today announced the passing of Dr Ray Donahue, a technical fellow at Mercury who worked for Brunswick Corp since 1972.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr Ray Donahue who passed away on Tuesday evening,” says Mercury in a statement.

“Dr Ray was a world-renowned metallurgist who had more than 60 patents and was the recipient of numerous awards during his illustrious career.  He was a beloved colleague and all of you had an impact on his life.  Ray always said that what he did at Mercury wasn’t “work”, it was his passion.”

His leadership, dedication and friendship will be greatly missed.