Barbara E. “Pete” Raimonde

August 02, 1929 ‒ June 07, 2017

Westerville, Ohio

Barbara E. “Pete” Raimonde, 88, died suddenly on June 7, 2017 at St. Ann’s Hospital.

She was born August 2, 1929 in Willard, Ohio to Arthur and Lucille (Hatcher) Alt.

In 1952, she married Al Raimonde and they raised 5 children together.

She worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital in the cardiac stress lab and in several cardiology offices for over 25 years.

She and her husband raised llamas and were active in various llama associations.

Barb enjoyed, reading, crocheting, playing cards, but most of all being a loving wife, mom grandma, and sister. Her greatest joy was spending time with family- listening with a kind ear, nursing our needs, and taking us on road trips. She didn’t know a stranger and had a heart of gold.

She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Albert Raimonde; grandson, Greg Wilson; brothers, James Alt and Robert (Butch) Alt; and sister, Carolyn Alt Burris.

Surviving are husband Al Raimonde; daughters Christine Evenson (Bob) of Galena, OH; Lynn Nowjack (Jim) of Westerville, OH; Mary Ellen (Matthew) Wickham of Conifer, CO; Jackie Raimonde of Lewis Center, OH; daughter-in law, Charity Raimonde; grandchildren Katie (Marty) Howitz, Barbie (Kevin) Skidmore, Tiffany Raimonde, Artie Wickham, and Andy Wickham; and sister, Mary Ann Crain.

Friends may call on the family on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 313 North State Street, Westerville, Ohio 43082.  Burial will follow at Burnside Cemetery in Genoa Township.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate or the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance at http://www.tsalliance.org/donate/ .

  • With thoughts and prayers for the whole family. may they help you thru this time.. Love, Theresa Alt

  • We are so sorry that we will be out of town at family wedding this weekend and not able to attend. Our family is deeply saddened to hear Barb’s sudden passing. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers. Barb and Al were so special to our family. Mike loved working with her and her indomitable spirit kept our lab running. We all loved the parties at the llama farm. Mike and Kathy bumped into Barb and Al several times in the Salt Lake City airport while visiting our daughter Andrea. Barb introduced Andrea to Mary Ellen who was so gracious to befriend Andrea while she was in school in SLC and we are so grateful for that kindness. She will never be forgotten.

  • May God be with you in the days to come; such an inspiration and beautiful person. Always will be remembered. Love Charlotte, Christine and Rindi Alt

  • I am sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was a cousin to my husband, Jerry Green, and I met her several times at family gatherings. I remember her as a very pretty girl, and very nice and friendly. Eileen Goodin wrote me the sad news of Barbara. Barbara will be missed by so many, especially by her family. May she rest in peace.

  • Barb always had a smile on her face. She was an angel on earth. She will be missed. My condolences to Al and the rest of the family.

  • I remember Mrs. Raimonde from Ash Street in Willard. She always had a smile for the neighborhood gang, of which Chris and I were members! My condolences to the family. May God in His mercy grant you comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  • So very sorry to hear about Barb. She was always so sweet & loved the llamas. I showed llamas from 1989 but we moved to Denver in 2011. Please give our condolences to the family, she will be greatly missed. Take care at this difficult time, Lisa & Ron Blidar.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She and Al have been treasured friends for many years. We extend our deepest sympathy to Barb’s family, and will hold you all in our hearts and prayers in the days to come. Love to each of you.