williamraymond
Greece: December 12, 2013 at age 75. William is survived by his wife of 50 years, Regina (Rapp) Raymond; sons, William (Lori) Raymond, Mark (Jodi) Raymond & Christopher (Kari) Raymond; daughter, Michele (Dennis) Slattery; grandchildren, Tori, Billy, Alex, Danielle, Cameron, Collin, Connor, Justin, Nick & Sydney; brother, Jack (Dianna) Raymond; sisters, Kathy (Rick) DeMato & Sara (Jim) Jorolemon; sisters-in-law, Betty Specht, Patty Mereau & Mary (John) Jezsu; brother-in-law, Harry (Diane) Rapp; many dear friends. William is a Veteran of the United States Navy. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed classic cars, boating and his family. William's visitation will be held Sunday, December 15th, 1-5 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & -Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 16th, 11 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 4488 Lake Avenue. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carson Raymond Foundation, PO Box 8312, Charlottesville, VA 22906 or Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th St NW, Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036 in his memory. For more information, or to sign William's online guestbook, please visit: www.MeesonFamily.com.

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  1. Reggie, so sorry to hear about Bill. Although we did not spend much time with Bill, we feel as if we knew him for years through all of the great stories Pat would tell us. We will keep you in our prayers during this dificult time.

  2. We have so many happy memories of Bill. It goes way back to Reg & Bill dating. I can remember a poem Billy wrote to me when we were camping at Darien Lake when It first opened with our kids. All the rented cottage adventures with Reg, Bill, Jane, Tom, John and myself. The many dinners where Billy entertained us with his
    wonderful sense of humor. So many phone conversations I had with him where he
    insisted I was Mary and he made me laugh about nothing. Great guy! Will miss him
    very much!

  3. Aunt Reggie, Mark, Jodi, Billy, Lori, Michelle, Dennis, Chris, Kari– John, Steve and I are so sorry that we are not going to make it thru this winter storm to Uncle Billy’s memorial service. We all have such terrific memories of Uncle Bill and I can see him joking and laughing with a twinkle in his eye. He sure made a great choice with Aunt Reggie and raised some terrific, loving, funny, beautiful kids and grandkids. A life well lived. All our love and prayers as you work thru this difficult, sacred time. xo Sheri Raymond Crowell

  4. Jodi, Mark and Girls, I am so sorry to hear about Mark’s dad. I know how much he ment to all of you. He is now gone, but so is his pain. Just keep him in your hearts and remember the happy times. Alex and Danielle…just remember the time that you had with him and the Bun candy bars and how happy he was and how enjoyable the candy bar was to him.

  5. Mark and the entire Raymond family…
    Sincere condolences for the loss of your precious Bill. His quiet, but effective demeanor and quick wit were enjoyed by everyone who knew him. Kudos to everyone who brought a smile to his face and shared memories with him in these
    last months…Alex and Danielle, you took part in cooking, bringing and most of all sharing those meals with him and watching him enjoy…but you really went over the
    top with going out of your way to order him his favorite childhood Bun candy bars online and watching the pleasure he derived from them.
    May the whole Raymond family keep your precious memories close in your hearts and minds, which in turn will keep him with you forever…..Rest assured he is ‘in the arms of the angels’ now, where he is enjoying comfort and peace.
    Much Love, Roger and Judi Zaccour

  6. Reggie – i am so sorry to hear about Bill. I enjoyed a lot of good times with Donna, Joe, my husband Ron and you and Bill at the Petrones. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

  7. To all of the Raymond Family, I am so sorry for your loss, it is hard to loose a wonderful person. There are so many memories from my childhood, I can still hear his whistle at dinnertime. He will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  8. To Chris and the rest of the Raymond family, my wife Becky and I would like to express our deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers.

  9. To all the Raymond family,
    What a wonderful ceremony that was had yesterday. We wanted to let you all know how beautiful of a family you have. Bill will sure be missed and I am sure all of you will hold on to his SPIRIT for ever.
    Bless you all,

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