Raymond E. Dymond

Raymond E. Dymond, 95, of Pequannock, died Sunday, December 26, 2021. 

 

Born in West Nanticoke, PA, Raymond was the second of six children born to Ervin and Frances Dymond. Raised in the Wyoming Valley area of Pennsylvania, he left high school to join the Navy, and served in both the North Atlantic and South Pacific theaters during World War II. 

 

Returning from war, he met Elizabeth Cooper. After only three months of dating, the couple wed on September 18, 1946. Settling first in Paterson and Passaic, they bought their family home in Pequannock in 1959, and happily raised their family there.

 

Raymond held a long career as an Electrical Inspector for Singer-Kearfott, retiring after 30 years. Never a man willing to sit still, he continued working as a crossing guard for Pequannock Township for another 15 years before truly retiring.

 

A true outdoorsman, Raymond loved to ski, camp and fish as often as he could. His children have fond memories of learning to ski with their father, who himself enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing well into his 80s. Always one to appreciate the beauty of nature, the Dymond family was often led by their patriarch on magical vacations, camping in the Adirondacks and in Canada, among other places. 

 

Nothing brought Raymond more joy, though, than fishing. Even when he could no longer hold a fishing rod, he kept one under his bed. He enjoyed countless trips in the Atlantic, fishing for tuna, and brought back many fish for friends and family. 

 

Raymond also held a deep appreciation for baseball and football throughout his life. While his sons were growing up, he never missed a Little League game, and served as an umpire for many games. He played softball regularly with his work team at Singer Kearfott, and when he grew older, his children always knew they could count on catching whatever game was on TV while visiting him. 

 

A man of deep faith, Raymond was guided by his belief in God and his fellowship with man. His family is happy to know he is at peace, together again with his beloved Elizabeth, at home in Heaven. 

 

He is lovingly surived by his children, Sandra Murphy and her husband George, James Dymond, and Randy Dymond and his wife Diane; his grandchildren, Timothy Tracy, Ryan Murphy, Jason Dymond, Joshua Dymond and Andrew Dymond; and his great-grandchildren, Courtney Tracy Weaver, Jenna Murphy, and Arjen Dymond. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, his brothers, Marvin and Robert, and his sisters, Mary Van Varick, Eunice Gearhart, and Dorothy Dykins. 

Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3-7 pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the First Reformed Cemetery, Pompton Plains. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the 700 Club in Raymond's memory would be greatly appreciated by his family.