Raimonde, David E.
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David E. Raimonde, age 54 of Phoenix, passed away April 17, 2013. Owner of Concrete Works, Inc., he was a respected businessman in the construction industry for more than 30 years. Starting his business not long after graduating from Thunderbird High in 1976, David earned a reputation of being a fiercely honest and reliable man. Having a generous nature, he often gave jobs to family and friends to help them through difficult times. A devoted father, he treasured the time spent raising his children and participating in their many interests. Motocross racing with Kyle, traveling throughout Europe with Danielle and sharing his love of gardening with Neil brought him immeasurable joy. An avid race enthusiast, he spent many years building and racing his CWI Motorsports, class 8 off road truck. Racing the Score series and Best of the Desert, he was very successful, taking several 1st and 2nd place wins, including a 2nd place showing in the Baja 500 in 2004. He is survived by his 3 cherished children, Kyle Raimonde, Danielle Raimonde, and Neil Raimonde; his loving parents, Rudolph and Wanda Raimonde; 2 brothers, Dan (Kim) Raimonde, Ron (Cheri) Raimonde and sister Anna (Garry) Lyons; several aunts and uncles; many nieces and nephews; and a host of lifelong friends. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 pm at St Paul's Catholic church, 330 W. Coral Gables, Phoenix. Reception to follow.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 19, 2013