NEWBURGH – Raymond Baumann, a local area resident for 44 years, formerly of Flushing, Queens, died suddenly on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. He was 75.
Son of the late Harold J. and Ethel (Jamison) Baumann, he was born in Flushing on March 20, 1942. In 1960, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force immediately after graduating from High School. He was honorably discharged from active duty service in 1964 and went on to serve an additional two years as a Reservist. From 1968-1973, Raymond played semi-pro football for the Brooklyn Mariners.
On September 12, 1970, he married Mary A. Sansone at St. Margaret of Cortona Church in the Bronx. In 1973, they relocated to Wappingers Falls, where they resided for 32 years until moving to the Town of Newburgh in 2005.
Raymond worked for Con-Edison for almost 40 years. He retired in 2001 as Operating General Supervisor. He was a longtime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and was affiliated with lodges in Great Neck, Poughkeepsie, and Wappingers Falls. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and belonged Monsignor Henry O' Carroll Council # 444 (New Windsor), as well as St. Mary Council # 4065 (Fishkill). He additionally belonged Germania German-American Club of Poughkeepsie. Raymond was also an avid golfer.
His wife, Mary, survives at home in Newburgh. Additional survivors include his daughter, Jean-Marie Bauman Kennedy & her husband Brian of Hopewell Junction; his grandchildren, Reyna Ariel, Riley Grace, and Reid Raymond; his brother-in-law, Fred Schurr of Pennsylvania; his sister-in-law, Barbara Baumann of Kenmore, NY; and many other relatives & friends.
Raymond was predeceased by his parents as well as two sisters, Dolores Schurr and Ethel Eckert, as well as a brother, Harold Baumann.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 4 at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
For directions and online tributes, you can visit Raymond’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.