As I grow spiritually and continue on my journey, I realize what I learned from William.....unconditional love. Thank you.
I love that picture of you. At the Trapp Family Lodge...sitting across the table from each other. So many memories. Thankful....
LYMTYLM, Dad. Forever. MB
Your light lives inside us every day. Your love guides us in our darkest moments. I felt you all around at my wedding and was so blessed to have the connection that I have with you to be able to share the cake story with all of our guests. It truly was a blessing. Seeing your rosary around my bouquet was the beginning of my tears that day. Tears of happiness because I knew you were with me. We made sure we returned home from the wedding and mini honeymoon so we could be home for Halloween to carry on your tradition with making the homemade donuts. Man were they a hit. You have left us all with so many traditions, so many examples to show love, and so many inspirations to live out. I will forever be thankful for everything you have taught me. I love you and miss you, but enjoy still having you as close to my heart as you are now. xoxo
Agree Deb, two years is nothing as Dad still lives with me in his influence and I think often about how we reacts to day-to-day activities. Sometimes funny, sometimes silly, but always puts a smile on my face...maybe sometimes a smirk...ha
Love you, Dad. Two years is nothing, we'll be thinking of you always. xoxo debra ann
A day, a year, a minute its all too long, too fast, too final. I was a awfully lucky boy, but I don't feel quite so lucky now.
I so hope you have been reunited with your parents and Uncle Jack, and the rest of your other family. Miss you terribly, but see enough to know you are still around. I guess I'll take that.
Love you so much poppa. I know you're smiling wherever you are, and you truly have the best smile ever!!!
Love you, Dad. Thanks for the memories.
Love you so much!
Hi Poppa...not a day goes by that I don't think of you...thank you for your signs showing me your always by my side. I love you and miss you more.
Loving you always.
Hard to believe it's been a year. It's still hard to think that I won't see you again. It's funny that some of my best times were with you near the end. Lov ya and miss you dad.
I will never miss you less and will always love you more. MB
Just learned of Bill's passing- enriched all who had the good fortune to know him.
Happy Dad's Day! Love, phil
Happy Father's Day to the best one out there. Taught my Dad and Uncles how to be too. Love you so much.
Happy Father's Day, beloved Dad. Give my best to the guy upstairs. MBR
Happy Father's Day...to the best! xo
Six months today. Miss you.
Six months today. Miss you.
Lighting my birthday candle for us to blow out together Poppa. Love you
You will always be remembered and loved. You showed me how to be a great father and I will never forget the conversations we had in the mountains. The girls truly miss you and we will always treasure the memories you have given us. R.I.P. Poppa :)
Hi Dad, it will be difficult to go through Christmas without you, but we'll all make sure your home will be filled with love and laughter, because that's the way you would want it. P.S. Eliza will give Corky some extra love for 'ya. Miss you more! Love, Betsy
Thank you, Nancy and June, for your kind thoughts. I smiled remembering the "wars" between Bill and Lee Clark - seeing who could be first out in the morning and who could plow the most driveways! love Betty
Miss you, Dad. Always. Thank you to A Friend who kept this on for the year. We all appreciate it.
Thanks everyone for the kind words about our Dad and friend. We don't think of him as gone because we know the words and expressions he would bring to our table, chair, living space. We miss him dearly but are comforted by his presense. LuvYa Dad
I was sorry to learn that Mr. Raymond had passed away. We will miss him here at the VA!
- Dr. Drayer
Hey Bill as I sit here typing away and recall my growing up in the neighborhood what comes to mind is that bright wide smile and shinning eyes of yours. You were always vigilant to all that went on and always there to lend a helping hand. When my dad passed away you . mr and mrs clark and don always checked with me to see how mom was doing and you have no idea how good that made me feel. I know you were concerned and you were my eyesand ears when she was alone and for that I will ever be grateful. I will miss seeing you and corky tooling down the street but moreover I will truely miss a great friend who I always respected and loved. I know God is smiling on you and that there is spot for you in heaven. My heartfelt condolences go out to Betty and the Raymond clan. Take care my good friend.. Bernie DeCamilla
You were always a constant in my life. You taught me the meaning of forgiveness and generosity. I love you and will remember you for the rest of my days.
Hello, my condolences for your loss.
William Lewis Raymond is named in "Raymond Genealogy - Descendants of Richard Raymond" (Samuel Edward Raymond, 1972) under entry number 1214 for his father Harlow Billings Raymond. I'm a Raymond family historian and distant cousin, would be glad to exchange info with anyone interested. Raymondhow@aol.com
Hello, my condolences for your loss.
William Lewis Raymond is named in "Raymond Genealogy - Descendants of Richard Raymond" (Samuel Edward Raymond, 1972) under entry number 1214 for his father Harlow Billings Raymond. I'm a Raymond family historian and distant cousin, would be glad to exchange info with anyone interested.
Sincere sympathy, prayers and heavy hearts to Mrs. Raymond and the family from the Figenscher family. Mr. Raymond was a wonderful man who always had a big smile and kind words for all of us in the neighborhood. My mother asked me this morning to share her memories and gratefulness to Mr. Raymond for helping my parents, June and Louis Figenscher, with their driveway during the snowy Rochester winters for many years. She told me this, "Bill knew your dad didn't have a snowblower and he always came right over to help us out and clear our driveway after it snowed! Your dad would try to shovel, but Bill would come right over and help every time! I was so glad that he did that. He was a very good neighbor to us for over forty years." She wanted his family and grandkids to know he did this for Dad, a true friend. My family's memories of Armstrong Road neighborhood, along with Our Lady of Mercy Church and school, always include Mr. Raymond's happy smile. The Lord called up one of the good guys... peace and love
Words can not express how sorry I am to hear that Bill passed away. My thought and prayers are with you and all of your family