William Lewis Raymond died peacefully, Monday November 5, 2012 after an extended illness. He was 91. The son of Saida and Harlow Raymond, Bill, as he was called, grew up in Webster, New York, served his country in the Coast Guard and retired from Kodak after 35 years. Bill volunteered in numerous organizations including Greece Volunteer Ambulance, House of Mercy and FISH (Friends in Service Here) . He was a founding member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Those who were lucky enough to know Bill - and he considered everyone a friend - knew a man who loved his family, friends and his faithful companion Korki. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Betty Mason Raymond, his children Marybeth Raymond, of New York City, Debra Ann Lennon, of Chatham, NY, Pamela Jean Sampson, of Phoenix, AZ, William Scott Raymond, of Sunrise, FL, Jan Marie Boulay, of Rochester, NY, Timothy John Raymond, of Rochester, NY and Phillip Bernard Raymond, of Windham NH. He leaves his adored grandchildren: Rachael Jones, Will Raymond, Dawn Raymond, Ashleigh Raymond, Tia Sinsabaugh, Ivy Weinglass, Dustin Raymond, Harrison Boulay, Samantha Boulay, Annabeth Lennon, Savannah Raymond, Joshua Lennon, AJ Boulay, Lorilei Raymond, Alex Raymond and Eliza Raymond. Great grandchildren are Taelyn Jones, Hailey Raymond, Brooke Raymond, Sloane Jones, and Rohan Sinsabaugh. Friends may call Friday (Nov 9th) 4-7 PM at Vay, Schleich & Meeson. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 AM at St Charles Borromeo Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to House of Mercy or a charity of your choice in his memory. Bill's active life, kindness and generosity have enriched the lives of all who knew him. We will all miss his warm smile, his wit, his ease of friendship, and his endless ability to love.

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  1. I will remember always you standing in your front window. Waving good bye and blowing kisses. I’m blessed to have had you as my uncle

  2. Mr. Raymond I have so many beautiful memories of you, You always had funny story or joke . You had so much love for your family and you always made me a part of it . I will forever cherish all my memories of you. You will be missed xxoo Love you Donna Golding Goodenough

  3. My sympathy to the entire Family in this time of loss. I got to know Bill when I was plowing his driveway, seeing him in the window waving me in for a cup of coffee. No matter how late I was running, I would usually stop in and shoot the breeze with him and or Betty.We shared laughs every time. I looked forward to seeing them every time. I am grateful to have gotten to know them. You will be missed but never forgotten.

  4. Poppa you truely will be missed. You have left an imprint on everyone that has known you. You always had a smile & a kind word to say to everyone. It was an honor to know you and to have spent a lot time together. And yes I love you More!! 🙂

  5. Jan & Family, Sorry for your loss. Your father was always very welcoming and the kind of father everyone wishes they had. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

  6. My sincere sympathies to the entire Raymond family. May you find strength in the love of family and friends and peace to comfort you.

  7. You touched the lives of everyone you came in contact with. You will be dearly missed. We will all hold close the warm and loving memories you left us with.’ I love you, Uncle Bill’! [You would immediately say,’I love you more’ 🙂 You certainly were a blessing to our family. [ I’m sure you’re now sitting with my Dad, as well as Mike Lennon, laughing, joking, and talking about ‘ol times…]

  8. Poppa, the love that we have for you is only matched by your undying love for us. I will miss you more than you know, but every day I will be reminded of you in the faces of my family, especially my Dad who couldn’t have asked for a better role model. Love you forever, Poppa.

  9. Bill, my old buddy of the last 60 years—-we had great times and endless family get-togethers. Miss you — the memories are the fondest

  10. I cherished and am thankful for my time with Bill, our talks of family, football and music were always enjoyable and i felt he saw me as a confidant of sorts. Though he had so many people already in his life to share his love with he still found a little left over for me. RIP Bill thank you for raising such an amazing family and touching the lives of so many.

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