Raymond Jamison Jr. was a hardworking family man with tremendous American pride. Serving in the U.S. Army was important to Raymond, as he lied about his age to join when he was only seventeen years old. He served as a Scout in the Army during the Korean War and caught yellow fever during this time. After the military he worked for Chevy and delivered for Hal’s Bakery.
Shortly after returning from the service he met Margaret, who he fell for quickly. The two married and started a family with the additions of their three children Ray, Cynthia, and late Charlene, who in turn brought many wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren into his life. Raymond himself was raised by his own grandparents and understood the true bond of family. In 2013, Raymond lost his wife Margaret and had to adjust to a new normal.
In place where he used to have family camping and fishing trips, he spent more time with his son Ray trying different restaurants and fish frys, visiting the casino, playing scratch offs and occasionally still fishing. Raymond was also a two-time cancer survivor.
In his final two days, Raymond was surrounded by many loved ones with tears and laughter for one last visit. In the end, Ray got to keep his promise to his mother that he would help his father have a peaceful ending to his story at home.
Jamison, Raymond Jr. August 8, 2020 of Boston, NY. Beloved husband of late Margaret (nee Spors) Jamison; devoted father of Raymond (Kristin) Jamison, Cynthia Colligan, and late Charlene (Rich) Pelc; also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends received on Wednesday from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Boston, NY. Please assemble at church. In keeping with the safety and health of family and guests, please wear appropriate facial coverings and maintain social distancing. Capacity restrictions may delay entry. Please leave online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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