James Joseph Raymond III

June 6, 1961November 14, 2012

RAYMOND, James Joseph, III, age 51, resident of St. Louis, passed away on November 14th, 2012. He was born in St. Louis, the son of the late James Joseph Raymond, Jr. and Patricia Raymond Swope (nee O'Meara).

Joe earned a Master of Law in Taxation from Washington University School of Law, a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, and BSBA and Accounting degrees from Creighton University. After working as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice Tax Division, Joe served as President of, an Internet company with professional services in medical, legal, and financial fields. Joe was an avid historian and theology writer, and blogger.

Joe is lovingly survived by his mother, Patricia Raymond Swope; his stepfather, Dr. Joseph Swope; his former spouse and close friend, Irene Mwaura Raymond; his siblings: Tara Raymond,Sara Raymond Hallermann, Jack Raymond, and Julie Raymond Ritter; his nieces and nephews: Katryn Hallermann, John Hallermann, Corinne Hallermann, Audrey Paymond, Olivia Raymond, Esther Raymond, Ava Raymond, Addie Ritter, and Elise Ritter.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to DeSmet Jesuit High School.


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Mike Shumway

November 27, 2012

I am sorry and saddened to learn of Joe's death. I first met Joe as a freshman, he was my neighbor at Kiewit 2S. Joe was extremely intelligent and driven yet never feared to cut loose for fun. Joe was a good athlete and teammate on many dorm and fraternity intramural activities. Joe and I shared an apartment together one semester in Omaha. Joe attended my wedding in Alton, IL. We did not keep contact or keep close touch but I will miss Joe dearly, he was a good man. My deepest sympathy to Joe's family and friends.

Mike Shumway

November 27, 2012

I have just learned of Joe's death and am saddened. I met Joe my freshman year at Creighton, we were neighbors and also became fraternity brothers, and also shared an apartment one semester. Joe was very intelligent and driven and never feared to cut loose for fun. Joe was a good athlete and teammate on many dorm and fraternity intramural activities. Joe attended my wedding in 1986. I had not kept close contact with Joe but will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy to all Joe's family and friends.

Brian McKnight

November 27, 2012

I first met Joe as a Freshman at Creighton. We were on the same floor at Kiewit Hall. A very likable, friendly and good man. My Thoughts & Prayers For Joe and His Family. May He Rest In Peace.

Kelly "Gus" Rowe

November 27, 2012

I'm so sorry and very saddened to have learned of Joe's passing. He was a smart and gifted man. I went to under grad at Creighton University with Joe and we were members of the same fraternity there. I will always remember his energy, intellect and humor. I last saw "Raymo" at our 20th class reunion. We had a great visit. Although all of his education and professional experience since college were evident he was still the same old Raymo. I will always remember him fondly and my prayers and thoughts go out to his family.

Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord. And may perpetual light shine upon him.

Curtis Holland

November 26, 2012

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Joe. I was a classmate and fraternity brother of Joe's at Creighton. We also lived on the same dorm floor, Kiewit 2 South during our freshman year - we were a close bunch. Even back then Joe was was a serious person with a strong intellect and a man of principles. He also had a good sense of humor and was fun to hang out with. Even though I haven't seen Joe since our graduation in '83 I still have strong and good memories of him, which speaks very highly of him. I will keep him and all of your family in my prayers.

Julie Antonic

November 25, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I am an old friend and classmate of Tara's. The Raymond family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Deirdre Gallagher

November 22, 2012

Such sadness

Linda (Tonsi) Mueller

November 22, 2012

To the entire Raymond family, I am so sorry for your loss. Joe will be greatly missed. My prayers and best wishes are with all of you.

November 21, 2012

My sympathies and sincere condolences go out to Joe's family. I was a SLU Law classmate of Joe's. While we hadn't seen each other in probably 18 years, I'll always remember Joe for his warm and engaging smile, his piercing blue eyes and for his exceptional listening skills. Joe was a good guy.

Joe Walsh

Rhonda Kattelman

November 21, 2012

To all the family--so shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences with you at this sorrowful time. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. Joe was truly a gift to all who had the privilege of crossing paths. He will be missed.
Rhonda Kattelman