Jeffrey Klinger Raymond
Fri, 2014-05-30 12:23 News Staff
Jeffrey Klinger Raymond died on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Metairie, Louisiana, after a prolonged illness. Jeff was born October 12, 1954, in New Orleans, the son of the late Ray Klinger Raymond and Robert Augustus Raymond. He is survived by his sister, Donna Rose Raymond of Metairie, Louisiana and his nephew, Robert Max Raymond, also of Metairie. His cousins, Nancy Pulitzer Gold, Dr. Donald Pulitzer, Evan Raymond and Dale Glenn his Uncle, Stanley Pulitzer and his Aunt, Irene Raymond, and the Berry family also survive him. Jeff attended Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans. Upon graduation, he was employed by Joseph Barbe, CPA, of Chalmette, Louisiana. In the following years, he assumed the position of partner in the new firm, Barbe and Raymond, PC, which was to become Jeffrey K. Raymond, APAC, of Jefferson, Louisiana. In his later years, Jeff also was the primary administrator of the Raymond family real estate holdings. Although he never married, Jeff had many friends. His greatest affection was reserved for his nephew, Robert, the pride of his life, whom he helped raise and treated as a son. Among his many hobbies, raising and photographing orchids was a source of great fascination for Jeffrey. He collected orchids from all over the world and was a member of the American Orchid Society. He was also an avid firearms collector and was a member of the National Rifle Association. In addition, he was renowned locally as founder, president and sole member of the Society of South Louisiana Satsuma Wranglers. The family is grateful for the excellent care provided by Jeff's physicians, Drs. Thomas M. Cosgriff and Matthew L. Schuette, Lakeside Hospice, his close and loyal friends, Donald Turpin, Lisa Tarbo and Deta Robb, his caregivers, Sherry and Theresa and his faithful companions, Spud and Sarah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jewish Children's Regional Service or The American Lung Association. Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, May 26, 201 at Chevra Thilim Cemetery. Rabbi Robert Loewy officiated.