Raymond “Ray” Tse Jr.

Raymond “Ray” Tse Jr.

Birth
USA
Death
1981 (aged 14–15)
Hong Kong
Burial
Linden, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot
Rosedale, Sec. CHINBD
Memorial ID
5104 View Source

A Chinese-American teenager, he had long-dreamed of getting his driver's license and owning a luxurious Mercedes-Benz. Unfortunately, while attending school in Hong Kong as a foreign exchange student, he passed away from an unspecified illness. His remains were sent over to New Jersey, where his millionaire-older brother David resided at the time. Being told to fulfill his last wish by Ray himself shortly before his untimely death, David ordered a $250K ($461,435 in 2020 dollars) massive block of granite to be carved into a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 240 Diesel limousine, which took the Rock of Ages Quarry of Graniteville, Vermont around 17-18 months to complete. After its completion in August of 1983, it was installed behind the mausoleum where Ray is interred.

A Chinese-American teenager, he had long-dreamed of getting his driver's license and owning a luxurious Mercedes-Benz. Unfortunately, while attending school in Hong Kong as a foreign exchange student, he passed away from an unspecified illness. His remains were sent over to New Jersey, where his millionaire-older brother David resided at the time. Being told to fulfill his last wish by Ray himself shortly before his untimely death, David ordered a $250K ($461,435 in 2020 dollars) massive block of granite to be carved into a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 240 Diesel limousine, which took the Rock of Ages Quarry of Graniteville, Vermont around 17-18 months to complete. After its completion in August of 1983, it was installed behind the mausoleum where Ray is interred.

Gravesite Details

(On the license plate): RAY TSE

Many stories say that its hood ornament and sideview mirrors have been stolen by thieves, but in actuality, those parts were intentionally left out by the family's request in order to avoid such an incident.