BALTIMORE — The Director of Communications for Baltimore City's Department of Public Works has died.
Jeffrey Raymond passed away suddenly on Sunday, according to DPW Director Rudy Chow.
A former newspaper writer, Raymond frequently made appearances on television news and radio, becoming the voice of DPW.
Raymond was tasked with communicating DPW initiatives including the accelerated water main replacement program, and compliance with the Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree.
The City Union of Baltimore issued a statement regarding his passing.
The City Union of Baltimore is saddened to learn of the passing of Jeffrey Raymond. Mr. Raymond's service at the Department of Public Works was crucial to keeping CUB and the public informed on the various issues at the department. In our dealings with Mr. Raymond, he was always honest, kind, and fair. His calming presence and clarity in thought and word made complex issues easier to understand. Our deepest sympathies to his wife Beth, son Seth and his entire family during this period of mourning. As grief passes and becomes warm memories of love, we hope his family knows the positive impact their loved one made on the workers and citizens of Baltimore City.
Funeral services will be held on October 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., at 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane in Pikesville.
Following the funeral, the Raymond family will mourn at 5100 Falls Road in Baltimore, with visitation until 5 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and again on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.