Obituary of Asa A. Raymond
Smethport - Asa A. Raymond, 57, of Smethport, passed away Monday (December 5, 2022) at his residence in Smethport.
He was born November 22, 1965 in Mount Holly, NJ, the son of William and Barbara (Miller) Raymond. After moving to Michigan as very young child, he developed a love for the Detroit Tigers and Michigan Woverines. He was a life long fan of all Detroit teams and loved to cheer for them.
After graduating from Faith Christian School in Byron, MI, Class of 1983, he attended college and worked for a couple of years. He then moved to Bloomsburg, PA with his parents. He started working at Allen Funeral Home and eventually attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1992, as a funeral director. In 2001, he moved to Smethport, PA where he started Raymond Construction, and lived until his passing.
Asa was an active member at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Millville, PA and the Faith Baptist Church in Bradford, PA. He was the organist at both churches. He was a great friend to many and loved to entertain his friends by having game night or backyard bbq’s for them. He enjoyed going to the races and spent many weekends traveling to see his favorite race teams. Asa loved his family. He was a good son to his parents and a good brother to his sisters, but his favorite thing was being Uncle to his nieces and then to their families.
He is survived by:
Two sisters: Miss Jeanne Raymond of Benton, PA and Mary (Timothy) Sampey of Clintion Twp., MI
His nieces, Elizabeth (Brandon) Hanley and Tammie (Michael) Tocco
And his great nephews, Tyler, Nolan and Connor Hanley
Asa was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, John R. Raymond.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Faith Baptist Church, 498 Seaward Avenue Bradford, PA. 16701. A Celebration of Life Service will also be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 1:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1314 State Rte 254 Millville, PA. 17846. Committal Services will be on April15, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Millville Cemetery, 349 E.Main Street, Millville, PA 17846. Go Blue!
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1314 PA-254, Millville, PA 17846. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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