Donald D. Raymond, 83

 

Donald Raymond

Donald Raymond

FALMOUTH — Donald D. Raymond, 83, formerly of South Casco, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth following a long period with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born May 4, 1933, in Boston, Mass., to H. Nelson Raymond and Doris Dillingham Raymond. He graduated from Deering High School and received a B.A. from the University of Maine, and a M.A. in Education from the University of Southern Maine.

Don was drawn to mathematics and was a math teacher throughout his professional life, teaching at Jack Junior High School, Longfellow School, Portland High School, Southern Maine Community College and St. Joseph’s College.

Along with his penchant for math, Don loved sports. He was a lifelong sailor and skier. He thoroughly enjoyed Maine’s oceans and lakes and served as a ski patroller at Pleasant Mountain. He also coached tennis and swimming and spent time as the Winter Operations Manager for the Portland Expo. He shared his love of athletics with his children and was a fixture on the sidelines during their competitions.

Don is predeceased by his daughter, Susan Elizabeth Raymond; and a brother, Richard Raymond.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Deborah Pennels of South Casco; daughters, Margaret Pelton of Portland, Katy Wallace of South Portland and Ann Sofoluwe of Glenview, Ill.; a son, Benjamin Raymond of Cape Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. To view Don’s memorial page or share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com

For those who would like to make a contribution in memory of Donald, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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