Raymond E Bacquet

January 20, 1930 ‒ August 22, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD ~ Raymond Bacquet understood the importance of investing in his community, that’s why he poured so much of himself into local organizations.

The Lexington High School Athletic Boosters benefited from his years of service and, term as president. For 20 years, he served on the board of directors for MedCentral Health System Foundation, and he promoted MedCentral Home Healthcare and Hospice, by also serving on the board of directors.

Mansfield lost a supporter and philanthropist when Raymond Bacquet passed away Saturday afternoon August 22, 2009. He was 79.

Born Raymond Edward Bacquet on January 20, 1930 in Mansfield to John H. and Irene (Sorg) Bacquet, he was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1948, and remained a lifelong Mansfield resident.

He attended The Ohio State University, and served eight years with the U.S. Air National Guard, stationed at Lahm Airport.

For 35 years, Raymond worked with The Tappan Company, retiring in 1992 as National Service Manager. He was a member of the Tappan Quarter Century Club, 20-30 Club, and Our Club.

He was a passionate fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, was active with Browns Backers Club.

In his younger years, Raymond enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, but more recently excelled at in the culinary arts ~ cooking and baking up a storm.

He attended First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield.

He is survived by his daughter and son-law Robin & Robert Barrett of Mansfield, sons and daughters-in-law R. Christopher & Gayle Bacquet of Bradfordwoods, Penn., J. Timothy Bacquet of Mansfield and H. Tucker & Jennifer Bacquet of Mansfield; grandchildren Ephraim Huntington Bacquet and Emma Louise Bacquet; a brother and sister-in-law Ron & Georgia Bacquet of Lexington, KY; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy & Loren Streiner of Manhattan, KS, and sister Delores DeWeese of Mansfield; sister-in-law Joyce Brown of Alexandria, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His wife of 39 years Elizabeth Hershey (Brown) Bacquet died August 12, 1998.

The Bacquet family will receive friends Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (Former Finefrock Funeral Home). A graveside funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Mansfield Cemetery (Block 149) with the Rev. Dr. David Hartzfeld officiating.

Contributions in his memory are suggested to either the Elizabeth Bacquet Fund of the Richland County Foundation or The Dewald Center of the Salvation Army may be made at the funeral home.

Condolences are encouraged to the Bacquet family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com