George E. Raymer, 91 passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 on his 69th Wedding Anniversary.
He was born in Akron and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Akron. Mr. Raymer was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was the Assistant Executive Director of University Relations and Communications at the University of Akron retiring in 1988. One of his proudest accomplishments was when he teemed up with Dr. William Maben, then head of Akron’s Center for Science Education, to put together a series of half-hour television shows on the space program. The series was aired nationwide beginning in the 1960’s, at a time when the country was contemplating the challenge of President John F. Kennedy to place men on the moon and return them safely to Earth. He enjoyed sports, especially golf and was also the Sports Information Director at the University of Akron. He was known as “The Voice of Akron U.” He had a strong presence with the Optimist Club. He read to the Blind Society and also to the older residents at Sunrise Care Center in Cuyahoga Falls. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Louise (Partain) Raymer; wife, Mary; son, Jeffrey; and grandson, Thomas. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Richard Flora; grandchildren, Julie, Erik (Marilia), Adam (Amanda) and Amy (Aly); and great-grandchildren, Gia, Autumn and Brooklyn.
Private services have been held with interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, Akron)