George W. Raymond, 70, of Fremont and formerly of Lancaster, OH passed away at his home on Friday, March 25, 2016. He was born on January 23, 1946 in Lancaster, the son of Carl G. and Nola (Dresbach) Raymond. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Ohio University in 1968.
George served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from July 3, 1969 until April 29, 1971 and received the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.
George married Jennifer L. Feick on April 4, 1968 in North Carolina and she survives in Fremont. He was a Health and Physical Education Teacher with Lancaster City Schools for thirty years. George also coached football, girl’s basketball and track. He enjoyed auctions and antiquing.
George is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Jennifer L. Raymond, Fremont, OH; daughters, Cassandra (Eric) Jones, Lancaster, OH and Elizabeth (Kevin) Chagnon, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Ethan Jones, Jennifer and Thomas Chagnon; siblings, Harold Raymond, Apopka, FL, Howard (Dorothy) Raymond, Thomas and James Raymond, Annie Wine, all of Lancaster, OH and Nancy Fausnaugh, Stoutsville, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.
Private Services will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to Planned Parenthood, the Democratic Party of Sandusky County or Lutheran Social Services.
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Tim and Sandy Thimmes
We are so sad to hear of George’s passing. He was one of “the good guys”. We have wonderful memories from the early coaching years in Lancaster. Sending hugs and prayers.
Tim and Sandy Thimmes
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Although I have not seen George for many years I have great memories of teaching together at West Elementary School. Sincerely, Karen Swinehart
I am so sorry to hear the bad news about George. He was a great person and a caring coach and teacher. The world is a poorer place without him.
Jennifer and Family: George was a good friend and a classic when it came to coaching. He was loved by the kids he coached and taught. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Mike & Sandi Christian
We are sorry to learn of George’s passing. He was a great guy.
Please accept my deep condolences. He was a classmate of mine and well liked by all.
Becky Eggert Shook
Joe and Cindy Baughman
Dear Jennifer and family, we were saddened to see of George’s death. We have not seen you for many years, since we moved from Frederick St, But we have many memories of your welcoming us to the neighborhood and the fun times we had! Your home was a warm and friendly place, to talk and gather . George and you were wonderful neighbors and friends. Our prayers are with you , Love, Joe and Cindy Baughman
Jennifer and family,
I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. I have such fond memories of teaching with George at West School. What fun some of the staff had and the shenanigans that went on, hold a special place in my heart. George helped make the days more pleasant.
Mary Ann Thimmes
Jennifer, Casey& Libby:
When I heard the news about George my heart ached. Our families shared so many good times on Frederick Street. May you find strength at this time of sorrow. George may be gone but he will live forever in our memories.
Mary Ann, Jody, Troy&Angel (Thimmes)
Dear Family of George,
George and I were classmates at LHS and through the years of Class Reunions I will always remember him as a gentle quiet soul. Through Facebook we became friends on several levels and I will miss his banter and sharing political info and humor. May God give y’all peace in the days to come. Donna
Sue Thrush Moore
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Georges wife and family. I graduated from LHS in 1964 with George
Nickie George Hill
Jennifer and Cassi and family.
I just want to send my condolences to you on the passing of Mr. Raymond. He was one of my favorite teachers from my time at West Elementary. He made my time there so fun. He was a good hearted person and an awesome teacher. I will never forget all the fun activities he set up for us all.
Take care and God Bless you.
Janeen Swartz Gornall
My deepest sympathy at Mr Raymond’s passing. He was my favoritet physical education teacher. So many fond memories at West Elementary.
Derrill Weaver Jr.
I have delayed this writing, hoping that somehow the news was wrong. I had the privilege of being coached by George at General Sherman. Who would have thought, that a few years later, I would be teaching and coaching with George at Thomas Ewing. Thanks to many great athletes, we went undefeated in both football and track our last season, until I moved on to Lancaster High School.. George was a coach, colleague, and mentor to me. I will forever remember the times at the kitchen table, the scouting trips, and the trip to the UP. George touched many student and athletes lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer, Casey, and Libby. Until we meet again, God Bless you, George.