Stanley “Jap” Raymond, 88, of North Belle Vernon, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born November 18, 1933 in N. Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late Stanley 'Bugs' and Ruth Ella Askins Raymond. A resident of Belle Vernon for the past 60 years, Mr. Raymond was a member of The Bible Chapel Church, Pricedale. Mr. Raymond started as a deck hand then retired as a pilot from US Steel Clairton Works, where he worked on river boats for over 50 years. Stanley played and coached for many fast-pitch softball teams for many years, coached the Belle Vernon Colts and Thoroughbreds baseball teams, was a former member of the East Belle Vernon Athletic Association and was an avid Pitt fan.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Thorson Raymond to whom he was married for 66 years, four children Stanley Joseph Raymond & wife Deanna of Reynoldsburg, OH, Cheryl Marie Chaussinand & husband Larry of Avalon, PA, Ronald Douglas Raymond & friend Lisa Kassler of North Belle Vernon, Kit Susan & husband E.B. Leyda of Belle Vernon, ten grandchildren Rachelle (Jason) Nutt, Randi Raymond & fiancé Neil Schneider, Zachary (Samantha) Raymond, Logan Raymond, Alyssa (Camden) White, Craig (Rebakah) Chaussinand, Matthew (Cindy) Chaussinand, Joshua (Julia) Chaussinand, Jesse (Kouri) Leyda, Jacob Leyda, 13 great grandchildren Nevaeha Bailey, Zoey Bailey, Brody Schneider, Abigail Chaussinand, Noah Chaussinand, Michael Chaussinand, Caitlyn Chaussinand, Gracy Baker, Parker Leyda, Averi Nutt, Andrew Raymond, Claire Raymond, and Owen Raymond. He is preceded in death by his sister Ruth Elaine Doyle, brother John Raymond and daughter in law Susan Raymond.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 10:00 AM with Alan Booth of The Bible Chapel Church, Pricedale, officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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