Raymond J. Mikovits
Office Managing Partner of EY Hoboken; ‘nothing brought him greater joy than supporting and spending time with his family’.
Mr. Raymond J. Mikovits died peacefully on June 5, 2021, in Livingston, N.J., at the age of 53 after an extended illness.
Ray was born on August 17, 1967 in Yonkers, N.Y. to Joseph and Joyce Mikovits. He grew up in Eastchester, N.Y., and graduated from Fordham Preparatory School in 1985. Ray graduated from Georgetown University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and from Columbia University in 1997 with a Master’s of Business Administration. He married Lisa Bruther on April 9, 1994 in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. During their 27 years of marriage, they were blessed with three sons and a daughter. Ray and Lisa raised their children in Westfield, N.J.
Ray began his career in 1989 as a financial accountant with Arthur Young, now known as EY. Ray was the Coordinating Partner within EY’s Banking & Capital Markets Sector. In this role, Ray took pride in being able to travel the globe and meet extraordinary people. However, his greatest joy was being able to take his family to places all around the world, particularly to his favorite city, Zurich, Switzerland. In 2017, Ray was named Office Managing Partner of EY’s newly opened Hoboken Office. Ray was a champion of mentoring, coaching and development of others, a passion he attributed to both his parents being teachers.
Ray was an active runner and was very proud of the two half marathons he completed after the age of 50. Ray looked forward to kick starting the summer at the Jersey Shore by running in the Spring Lake 5 every year. He enjoyed spending time with his family in Long Beach Island and could always be found enjoying a cocktail on the beach at the end of the day, watching his children surf.
Ray was a sports fanatic in every sense of the word. He was a New York Jets season ticket holder and loved tailgating with family and friends before games. Ray’s favorite sporting events were those of his children. Ray was a youth baseball coach and rarely missed any of his four children’s lacrosse games. He was a co-founder of the Saint Peter’s Prep Crease Club and a member of Mount Saint Mary Academy Father’s Club.
Ray was a very accomplished individual, but nothing brought him greater joy than supporting and spending time with his family. Affectionately known as “Blue” to his friends, Ray’s presence could always light up a room.
Ray is survived by his wife, Lisa; his children, Kevin, Sean, Caroline, and Brian; his mother, Joyce; his sister, Mary Lisa and her husband, Steve; his brother, Tom and his wife, Sara. Ray is predeceased by his father, Joseph. Ray was an adoring uncle to 26 nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, June 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Higgins & Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home located at 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. A Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at The Parish of Saint Helen’s located at 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield, NJ.
Ray was an avid supporter of Jesuit Education. In lieu of flowers and in acknowledgement of his passion for the education of future leaders, donations in Ray's memory can be made online to Georgetown University’s giving site. Please designate “Mikovits Family Endowed Scholarship” in the “Other” field.
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