Raimondi Sr., Paul

March 23, 2003

PAUL RAIMONDI SR., 82, died March 14, 2003, beloved husband of Stella Raimondi, devoted father of Paul Raimondi Jr., brother of Ann Colton and Genevieve Stromer and the late Mary DeSimone, Lucy Aprin and Josephine Harvey, grandfather of Kimberley John of Palm Beach, FL, Nicole Szarko of Eldersburg, MD, great-grandfather of Justin, Jordan and Jared. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Dominic Catholic Church on March 17, 2003 and Interment at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, all arranged by Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home. He was the son of Costatino Raimondi who started the family business in Baltimore in 1934, an Italian grocery of imported and domestic food. Since then it expanded to a gourmet gift fruit Basket and Flower Shop with Stella and Paul, Jr. by his side all working the business together. Today it is a full service florist known as Raimondi's Florists, Inc. and has grown to eleven locations including Sweet Treats by Raimondi's, a candy Shop. The business for many years has been ranked among the "Top 50" Florists in the nation by Telaflora. Paul Sr. and Stella retired in 1985 and have been residents of North Oaks Retirement Community where Stella has volunteered in the Health Center for many years while caring for Paul Sr., during his illnesses. Paul Sr., was a member of the Optimist Club of Northwest Baltimore, The Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, The Reisterstown-Owings Mills Chamber of Commerce, Son's of Italy, Italian American Civic Club and Save-a-Heart Foundation.

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