Joseph R. Raymond

EAST ROCHESTER – Joseph R. Raymond, 68, of East Rochester, Ohio, died at 1:37 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.

He was born Aug. 20, 1945 in Mount Pleasant, Pa., son of the late Josephand Pauline Marie (Yasher) Raymond.

He attended Lincoln High School in Cleveland and before his retirement in 1999 was a quality inspector for General Motors, Fisher Division for 34 years. Joe was a member of the U.A.W. Local 1714 and enjoyed woodworking.

His wife of 48 years, Margie (Johnson) Raymond, whom he married July 31, 1965, survives him along with his children, Joseph (Peggy) Raymond of Salem, Vickie Raymond of Salem and Jason (Lorraine) Raymond of Hanoverton; sisters, Joyce (Tom) Strimple of Cleveland, Janet (John) Hayes of Cleveland and Ann (Richard) Passerell of Parma, Ohio; a brother, William (Barbara) Raymond of Murphy, N.C.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

No services or calling hours will be held. Burial will be at the Grove Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. His obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


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