Ray Nish, who was managing editor of The Modesto Bee for 23 years, died today in Modesto. Nish's wife, Lois, said he died at Memorial Medical Center. He was 87.
Nish joined The Bee in 1948. He became managing editor in 1962 and held that position until retiring in 1985.
Twenty years later, he published the book "Read All About It, A Historical Review of Stanislaus County Newspapers."