Pittston-Jeffrey B. Raymond, 65, of the Whitefield Rd. died on May 30, 2012 at his home with his wife.
He was born the son of Duke and Mercedes Raymond on September 8, 1946 in Minnesota. After serving in Vietnam in the United States Air force he was determined to help other veterans. He was a key contributor to the play “sketches of War” in Boston in an effort to help homeless veterans. Until his illness took away his ability he was an active moderator on a military forum for veterans.
Jeff was a co-owner of a public relations firm in the Boston area and later fulfilled a dream and became a clinical psychologist. He excelled at making fine shaker style furniture. His love of the natural Maine woods extended to his find hand carved wood workings.
He was an avid musician, a black and white photographer and he authored two books. Jeff could always be found with his faithful camera at family gatherings. He loved children and his own family and did all he could to care for them. Jeff was always ready to do anything with family, that’s what he lived for.
Jeff was a faithful member of the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church and served as a volunteer fire fighter for the town of Bristol.
His long battle with a rare Frontal-Temporal Lobe Dementia made his last few years of life difficult to continue all the things he loved.
Jeff was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Helen Raymond and her daughters Sarah Kistulinec and her son Ethan Carlson, Jessica Mercier and her children Katie Michaud and David John Mercier. He is also survived by sons Samuel and Peter Raymond, daughter Sara O’Conner and her children Teagan and Zachary and a brother William Raymond.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 2nd at 10am at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church , Richmond. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
A gathering of friends are welcome at the church parish house immediately following the burial.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Alexander Nevsky sisterhood 15 Church St. Richmond, ME 04357 or Frontal Temporal Lobe research c/o AFTD Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320 290 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357.