Ray Orrock, whose quirky weekday columns have entertained East Bay readers since 1971, has retired from ANG Newspapers and says he plans to spend more time with Marlene, his wife of 54 years, his five children, eight grandchldren and favorite author, Mark Twain. Orrock turns 78 on on Jan. 8. ANG Reporter Karen Holzmeister wrote this story about a columnist who found plenty to write about though he never touched the subjects of religion or politics. Here are some of Orrock’s recent columns. And, since Orrock loved trivia, here’s a trivia column about him written by ANG reporter Don Buchholz. At left is a photo from the 1970s of Orrock and at right is a recent photo by ANG’s Anda Chu.