Greece: 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's volunteer efforts included Greece Volunteer Ambulance, House of Mercy and FISH (Friends in Service Here). He was a founding member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty Mason Raymond; his children Marybeth, Debra, Pamela, William, Jan, Timothy, and Phillip. He adored his 15 grandchildren and 5 Great grandchildren.
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. 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.
Friends may call Friday (Nov. 9th) 4-7 PM at Vay- Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 AM at St Charles Borromeo Church. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The House of Mercy in his memory.
For more information or to sign Bill's guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Nov. 7, 2012
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