Student, Detroit Institute of Technology, 1941.
Pianist, arranger, Louis Primo Orchestra, on tour., 1942-1943; pianist, arranger, Station WWJ Studio Orchestra, Detroit, 1946; pianist, arranger, Sam Donohue Orchestra, New York City, 1946; pianist, arranger, Bob Durant Orchestra, Detroit, since 1957; bandleader, Detroit Federation Musicians, since 1957; president, R and L Records, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, since 1980. Independent teacher piano, Grosse Pointe Woods, 1951-1986.
With United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member Detroit Federation Musicians (vice president 1982, Executive Board since 1973), Detroit Orchestra Leaders Association (president 1970), American Federation Musicians (delegate conversations 1976-1985, 88-), St. Clair Golf Club (Michigan).
Married Loretta Marie Burchyett. Children: Barbara Ann, Robert Raymond.