Raymond A. Bissell Businessman

September 08, 1992

Raymond A. Bissell, founder of Baltimore Heating & Air Conditioning, died Thursday of heart failure at the Roland Park Retirement Community. He was 83.

A private memorial service is to be held at Grace United Methodist Church in North Baltimore, where he had been a member and an usher.

Born in East Orange, N.J., Mr. Bissell was a 1930 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., where he received his undergraduate degree in economics and was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

He spent most of his career in heating and air conditioning and was national sales promotion manager for Bryant Heating and Air Conditioning in Cleveland before moving to Baltimore.

He founded Heating & Air Conditioning in 1953 and sold the company in 1974 when he retired.

A member of the Baltimore Country Club, Mr. Bissell enjoyed golf as well as painting in both oil and watercolors.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Elizabeth Ervina; two sons, R. Ward Bissell of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Robin W. Bissell of Baldwin; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Disease Research & Education Fund in care of Lynn Ransdell, 320 Osler Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 21287.

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